Department     College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2020/06/10
Type Research paper
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Ethical guidelines for COVID-19 triage management
Contribution Type First author
Journal Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics
Journal TypeAnother Country
Publisher Official Journal of the Asian Bioethics Association (ABA)
Volume, Issue, Page 30(5),pp.201-207
Total page number 7
Responsible for Journal listed in Australian Government Index ERA 2018
Author and coauthor Nader Ghotbi, Marlon Patrick P. Lofredo, Maria do Céu Patrão Neves, Mireille D’Astous, Rhyddhi Chakraborty, Esra Bilir, Thalia Arawi, Anke Weisheit, Hasan Erbay, Jasdev Singh Rai, Anthony Mark Cutter, Mouna Ben Aziz, Darryl R.J. Macer
Details In this paper we aim to provide simple, practical, and defensible ethical guidelines for triage management of COVID-19 patients based on the principles of distributive justice, fairness, non-discrimination, and beneficence. We have come to these principles through literature review, and online interviews with professionals all around the world including medical doctors and ethicists, and use ethical arguments to provide answers to help governments, policy makers, hospitals, medical doctors and other healthcare workers with the hard decision of triage for COVID-19 patients in overwhelmed facilities. These guidelines should be clear and practical so that healthcare workers can use them without confusion over difficult terminology or philosophical debates.
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