Supporting critical decision-making

This section focuses on supporting critical decision-making in the context of limited knowledge of the virus, reduced staffing levels, high uncertainty and escalated level of need during the pandemic.


A summary of useful information and resources to support ethical decision-making when responding to is available in the ‘responding to COVID-19: the ethical framework for adult social care’ blog.


The following tools can be used to help critically analyse a situation requiring an urgent decision and provide a focus for discussion in supervision.