[UCSF Fresno - Fresno CA] Program Director sent email directly telling residents that they are responsible for dying patients regardless of PPE availability

Where: UCSF Fresno, Fresno, CA, USA
Report: Internal Medicine Program Director sent email directly telling residents that they are responsible for dying patients regardless of PPE availability, COVID status, or physician risk status. At the house staff meeting he specifically mentioned this applies to emergent situations.

This lends the ultimate moral dilemma. As a health care provider myself, the desire to be of service to strangers in life threatening positions is always on the forefront of your mind. We’re asking our health care providers to jeopardize their own family members by not providing measures to assure their own safety. Whether it is reevaluating protocols, foreign trade partners manufacturing a higher percentage of goods, such as PPE, that we should otherwise be mass producing in the US- there are so many factors to evaluate. Prayers to all of our providers quite literally risking their own lives for the greater good of us all.