This week: Coronavirus insight from social workers, bioethicist, nutritionists
New York state has guidelines that instruct how medical staff should decide which patients will get ventilators during a viral pandemic. Dr. Thomas Curran, a member of the bioethics and humanities faculty at Upstate Medical University, explains how the entire health care system changes during a pandemic. "All of a sudden you have to shift from patient-centered practice to patient care that's really guided by public health considerations," he says. In this interview, he walks through three considerations in the state guidelines for whether a person gets a ventilator.
Also this week, social workers Tamika Hudson and Sara O'brist talk about how routine, activity and connection can help people during a pandemic. And, registered dietitian nutritionist Juliann Mellen and 4th-year medical student Natalie Antosh discuss eating well when you're staying home - including some easy recipes. Listen this Sunday, April 12 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for "HealthLink on Air."