Legal & ethical issues associated with paramedic practice during Covid-19


Legal & Ethical issues associated with paramedic practice during COVID19.

The COVID-19 pandemic and the paramedic response to it, has raised a raft of legal, ethical and professionalism questions for paramedic clinicians and managers.

Listen to this webinar panel with legal, ethical and clinical experts Dr Michael Eburn, Dr Ruth Townsend, Dr Morgan Luck and Adam Parker who will discuss the issues encountered and lessons learned so far.


Dr Morgan Luck - Dr Morgan Luck is an Associate Professor in Philosophy at Charles Sturt University. He has researched, taught and published in the area of applied ethics over the course of many years. Associate Professor Luck is the co-author and co-editor of the text, "Applied paramedic, law, ethics and professionalism".

Dr Ruth Townsend - Ruth is a paramedic with Ambulance Service of NSW before becoming a lawyer and now academic at Charles Sturt University responsible for the paramedic law and ethics program. She is an author and co-editor of the text, 'Applied paramedic law, ethics and professionalism.' Dr Townsend was a member of the board of the Australian and New Zealand College of Paramedicine that oversaw the merger with the ACP.

Adam Parker - Adam is an Intensive Care Paramedic and Duty Operations Manager for NSW Ambulance and a casual academic at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst in both the undergraduate and postgraduate paramedicine programs. Adam is also a Registered Nurse with experience in trauma and emergency nursing. He is passionate about pre-hospital clinical care, patient safety and clinical quality.

Dr. Michael Eburn - Dr Eburn is a former NSW Ambulance officer and legal officer with NSW Health. Since 1994 he’s been an academic first at UNE then ANU researching and writing on emergency services law. He is most well known for his blog – Australian Emergency Law. Dr Eburn served on the board of Paramedics Australasia and assisted in the merger to form the ACP.



60 minutes
14th May 2020
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