How did Italy face the issue of allocating beds in Intensive Care Units and ventilators during the COVID-19 outbreak? At the beginning of the epidemic, the Italian Society of Anesthesia Analgesia Resuscitation and Intensive Care issued recommendations that sparked a heated debate. Later, the National Bioethics Committee, the ethical advisory board of the Government, has issued a document, which recognizes that the only admissible criterion to employ in a "pandemic emergency triage" is a clinical criterion. The document actually doesn’t address some core ethical issues, leaving many unanswered questions.

Craxi Lucia, Vergano Marco (2020). Beneficence and equity: how the covid-19 pandemic exposed our weaknesses in Italy. BMJ. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL.

Beneficence and equity: how the covid-19 pandemic exposed our weaknesses in Italy

Craxi Lucia
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2020

Abstract

How did Italy face the issue of allocating beds in Intensive Care Units and ventilators during the COVID-19 outbreak? At the beginning of the epidemic, the Italian Society of Anesthesia Analgesia Resuscitation and Intensive Care issued recommendations that sparked a heated debate. Later, the National Bioethics Committee, the ethical advisory board of the Government, has issued a document, which recognizes that the only admissible criterion to employ in a "pandemic emergency triage" is a clinical criterion. The document actually doesn’t address some core ethical issues, leaving many unanswered questions.
Settore MED/02 - Storia Della Medicina
Settore MED/41 - Anestesiologia
Craxi Lucia, Vergano Marco (2020). Beneficence and equity: how the covid-19 pandemic exposed our weaknesses in Italy. BMJ. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL.
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