A DRIVE TO SURVIVE: COVID-19 IMPLICATIONS FOR SYSTEMIC RESILIENCE ON ETHICS, DATA SCIENCE AND RISK-MANAGEMENT
Date: February 27th, 2024
Time: 4:30 am PST
Speaker: Prof. Andro Košec, University of Zagreb, Croatia
The intertwined nature of medical disasters and other man-made systemic constructs such as healthcare, disaster relief efforts, morality, professionalism, data access and curation has been put to the test very recently by the COVID-19 pandemic, and even more so, by the way we responded to it.
The objective of the talk will target the systemic bias and underlying principles of action by human (moral) agents in dealing with a multisystemic event requiring thinking outside the box when assessing its impact.
The framework of resilience will especially be highlighted, as the high frequency of adverse (traumatic) events may even have positive effects and could even be viewed as a precursor to any progress.
The enthusiastic listener will be confronted by data on the various pandemic aspects, but also possible implications on multiple catastrophies occuring together in the health system, and try to extricate meaning to our professional lives beyond the obvious, even after the pandemic is (hopefully) over.
From a healthcare perspective, the common framework of understanding is the most important learning objective, since we were all affected as either providers, recipients of healthcare, as organizers, decision-makers, taxpayers, but most importantly – as human beings sharing a sense of a common threat.