COVID-19: ethical framework for adult social care published.
The Department of Health & Social Care has published Guidance on ethical considerations for local authorities and adult social care professionals planning their response to COVID-19.
The new framework is aimed at planners and strategic policy makers at local, regional and national level to support response planning and organisation of adult social care during and as COVID-19 develops. It also aims to support the work of professionals and others in the health and social care workforce who are developing policies and responding to the outbreak, in line with their own professional codes of conduct and regulations.
These principles can also be applied more widely in the social care sector.