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Virtual Conversations in Justice and Equity in Bioethics Part 2 of 3: Equity in the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a bright light on health care inequities. Join us as we discuss current bioethical challenges in ensuring best practice for equitable care amid an evolving epidemic.

Activity Details

Start Date:  October 22, 2020
End Date:  October 22, 2023

You may claim CME or CNE credit for successful completion of this online course. In order to claim credit, you must follow these steps:

  1. Register for the learning activity by creating an account or logging in to your account.
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  3. Complete and Submit the evaluation and attestation form.

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  • Tim Lahey, MD, MMSc

    About our speaker:
    Dr. Tim Lahey is an infectious disease physician and director of clinical ethics at the University of Vermont Medical Center. He is also a professor of medicine at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM in Burlington, VT.

There is no fee for this activity, but to view the presentation and receive credit(s) you must register online and complete the online evaluation (you must register to access this form).

Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to describe at least two ways that health care professionals can ensure safe and equitable care to patients who have been diagnosed with COVID-19.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1.0 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 1.0 contact hour.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit for this Continuing Medical Education, Continuing Nursing Education (CME/CNE) activity, you must:

  • Complete the entire module
  • fill out the activity evaluation. (you must register to access).

The activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have reported NO financial interest or relationship* with various companies. There were no individuals in a position to control the content that refused to disclose.

*A “financial interest or relationship" refers to an equity position, receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by a research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or to any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure, in keeping with the spirit of the stated policy.

Bibliographic Sources
  • Christian et al “Development of a triage protocol for critical care during an influenza pandemic” CMAJ 2006;175(11):1377-81
  • Kabarriti et al, Association of Race and Ethnicity with comorbidities and survival among patients with COVID-19 at an Urban Medical Center in New York,  JAMA Network Open. 2020;3(9):e2019795. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.19795. Accessed 9/25/2020
  • Matheny Antommaria AH, Gibb TS, McGuire AL, et al, for a Task Force of the Association of Bioethics Program Directors. Ventilator Triage Policies During the COVID-19 Pandemic at U.S. Hospitals Associated With Members of the Association of Bioethics Program Directors. Ann Intern Med. 2020; [Epub ahead of print 24 April 2020]. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/M20-1738
  • Munoz-Price, L., MD. et al  (2020, September 25). Racial Disparities in Incidence and Outcomes Among Patients With COVID-19. Retrieved September 25, 2020 from https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2770961
  • Vincent JL et al. The SOFA (Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment) score to describe organ dysfunction / failure. Intensive Care Med. 1996;22:707-710.
  • KFF analysis of The COVID Tracking Project, COVID Racial Data Tracker, The COVID Racial Data Tracker | The COVID Tracking Project
  • Harald Schmidt, PhD; Lawrence O. Gostin, JD, Michelle A. Williams, ScD, Is it Lawful and Ethical to Prioritize Racial Minorities For COVID-19 Vaccines?,  JAMA, Published online, October 14, 2020 doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.20571
Provider Contact Information

Provider contact information for questions regarding accreditation of the activity:

Center for Learning and Professional Development
CME/CNE Office
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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