A guide is being prepared for doctors to save who should be chosen.
The Covid departments of hospitals in Slovakia are practically full, doctors are often faced with a serious dilemma, they have to decide who to save if they have to choose, writes Parameter based on the Marquis TV report. Therefore, a guide is now being prepared for doctors in Covid wards to help with the decision.
He spoke in the report Ján Glasa doctor, bioethicist, spoke about the fact that Slovakia has not experienced this before, is on the brink of a health disaster. It’s like a horror film that, in turn, hasn’t yet become conscious in people. The situation is most serious in Galanta, Nagymihály, Kassa and Bratislava.
Ivan Humeník a legal expert argued for the guide, arguing that doctors should be helped when it is necessary to decide who else can be rescued, who should be put on a ventilator if there is only one for two patients. The guide would take the burden of the decision off their shoulders, they would not have to decide life and death alone on medical, ethical and legal grounds.
Earlier, New Word wrote about the lawyer urging a code of ethics because of the worsening epidemic because it is an extraordinary burden on doctors to decide which patient will survive. A decision means life or death, and without guidance, a doctor cannot interrupt the artificial respiration of a critically ill patient to connect a patient with a much better chance of survival.
Illustration of our featured image: the intensive care unit of the National Korányi Institute of Pulmonology designed to receive patients infected with coronavirus on February 18, 2021. MTI / Balogh Zoltán
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