Vulnerable Populations
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This episode will discuss ethical questions that are particularly relevant to a range of vulnerable patient populations. By “vulnerable,” we mean patients who may be at particular risk of suffering physical or mental health consequences, financial hardship, or discrimination. Vulnerable populations may require additional aid and protection during a time of crisis, and, yet, can often be forgotten when public health measures are enacted for the population as a whole. 

This episode will remind us of crucial issues and concerns affecting vulnerable groups.


Episode credits:

Content Development: Harvard Medical Student COVID-19 Curriculum

Narration: Nancy Cai

Script Preparation: Olivia Best

Editing: Nancy Cai

Modified with Permission from the Harvard Medical Student COVID-19 Curriculum

Original Content Authors: James Agolia, Michelle Bayefsky, Maheetha Bharadwaj, Samuel Doernberg, Melody Huang, Margaret Irwin, Bina Kassamali, Katie Kester, Benjamin Landwersiek, Sun Fletcher, Soumyaa Mazumder, Niyi Odewade, Larisa Shagabayeva, Derek Soled, Sanjana Srinivasan, Maria Thomas, Allen Zhou, Angela Zou

Original Content Editor: Derek Soled, MSc

Original Content Reviewers: Edward Hundert, MD; David S. Jones, MD, PhD; Louise King, MD, JD; Christine Mitchell, RN, MS, MTS, FAAN; Robert D. Truog, MD; David Urion, MD; Matthew Baum, PhD, DPhil; Pamela Chen; Rahul Nayak, MD; Sophia Yin

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