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  1. Reverse Triage and People Whose Disabilities Render Them Dependent on Ventilators.Nathan Emmerich & Pat McConville - 2021 - Etikk I Praksis - Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics 2:49-61.
    The COVID-19 pandemic has occasioned a great deal of ethical reflection both in general and on the issue of reverse triage; a practice that effectively reallocates resources from one patient to another on the basis of the latter having a more favourable clinical prognosis. This paper addresses a specific concern that has arisen in relation to such proposals: the potential reallocation of ventilators relied upon by disabled or chronically ill patients. This issue is examined via three morally parallel scenarios. First, (...)
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  • Ought Conscientious Refusals to Implement Reverse Triage Decisions Be Accommodated?Nathan Emmerich - 2020 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 17 (4):783-787.
    Although one can argue that they do not represent a radical departure from existing practices, protocols for reverse triage certainly step beyond what is ordinarily done in medicine and healthcare. Nevertheless, there seems to be some degree of moral concern regarding the ethical legitimacy of practicing reverse triage in the context of a pandemic. Such concern can be taken as a reflection of the moral antipathy some exhibit towards current practices of withdrawing treatment—that is, when withdrawal of treatment is arguably (...)
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