Pandemic Ethics 2 of 3: Principles of Triage, The Universal DNR
- Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner
- Apr 13, 2020
- 28 min 38 sec
References: Sanhedrin: 73a
How do we decide which patients should receive scarce resources during the COVID-19 pandemic? Rav Hershel Schachter's definition of "simultaneous" patients. Adding a new patient to a ventilator which is already hooked up to an existing patient. Using a blanket DNR for patients to avoid infection and/or use of PPE resources during CPR. Not psak, of course.