Ethical decisions regarding resource allocation has also ring-fenced the population of older people in all countries. Some years ago when the reality of a pandemic was a far distant thought for many you called to integrate ethics and evidence-based medicine” highlighted the fundamental neglect of ethical approaches to health care and the importance of integrating such dimensions.
As the world reflects on the impact that COVID has on older people in the context of the Decade of Healthy Ageing, advocating for appropriate ethical frameworks and plan alternatives for older adults when critical care is not available due to crisis triaging is more important than ever before. During a global pandemic where resources are scarce, ethical frameworks are essential to ensure older adults and other vulnerable groups receive the care they warrant.
This town hall takes place at 07:00 am (Eastern Standard Time) on Friday 15 January 2021 (additional time zones below):
Geneva, Switzerland: 13:00
Lagos, Nigeria: 13:00
New Delhi, India: 17:30
Perth, Australia: 20:00
This town hall will be recorded and streamed live on Facebook. Should you be unable to participate, a recording will be available on the IFA Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/intfedageing/ and resources will be available at: https://ifa.ngo/ifa-virtual-town-hall-resources/