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Turkish Nurses' Decision Making in the Distribution of Intensive Care Beds
The aim of this study was to assess the opinions and role of intensive care unit (ICU) nurses regarding the distribution of ICU beds. We conducted this research among 30% of the attendees at two ICU congresses in Turkey. ...
The Desirability of Being Open About Health Care Rationing Decisions: Findings From a Qualitative Study of Patients and Clinical Professionals
OBJECTIVE: To understand the views of patients and professionals about how feasible and appropriate it is to make health care rationing decisions openly at the consultation level. METHODS: Thirty-one patients and 21 health ...
Okonomie Und Ethik Im Klinikalltag - Der Arzt Im Spannungsfeld Zwischen Patientenwohl Und Wirtschaftlichkeit
Medical decision making is affected by different aims and influencing factors. Nowadays economic aspects are so important that they influence the structure of hospitals, the number and quality of personnel, and the treatment ...
Palliating a Pandemic: "All Patients Must Be Cared For"
In the event of an overwhelming influenza pandemic, many health care systems will implement a triage system that would potentially deny critical care treatment to some seriously ill patients. Although all triage systems ...
The Role of Ethics Committees and Ethics Consultation in Allocation Decisions: A 4-Stage Process
BACKGROUND: Decisions about the allocation and rationing of medical interventions likely occur in all health care systems worldwide. So far very little attention has been given to the question of what role ethics consultation ...
Triage in Public Health Emergencies: Ethical Issues
General concepts about medical disasters, public health and triage are outlined. Triage is described in the context of public health emergencies and disaster settings, and the main ethical values at stake in triage are ...