This study aimed to learn what individuals positioned to be on the front lines of healthcare
delivery regard as ethically crucial to the care and treatment of patients who will not be
prioritized for critical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. More specifically, it aims to deepen
understanding of providers’ perceptions about the benefits and potential difficulties of
implementing patient prioritization (triage) and care plans, and the ideals and pitfalls of
communicating this information with affected populations (patients, families, wider community)
in specific contexts during this pandemic.


French version of the article is available here.