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Is Age Discrimination Acceptable?

When the coronavirus overwhelmed Italy’s health-care system, a working group of the Italian Society of Anesthesia, Analgesia, Resuscitation, and Intensive Care reluctantly supported rationing by age. They were right to do so.

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Klaiki trimečio berniuko ateitis valdininkų nesujaudino

Kauniečių šeimoje augantis Bernardas šiuo metu atrodo kaip sveikas vaikas. Jis tik dažniau nei jo bendraamžiai pargriūva ir sunkiai atsistoja be pagalbos, jam sunku lakstyti, lipti laiptais. Trejų metų berniukas serga itin reta liga, dėl kurios nyksta raumenys. Gera žinia, kad jo ligai gydyti sukurtas vaistas, galintis mažiausiai 3–4 metams atitolinti neįgaliojo vežimėlį, vėliau – kvėpavimo aparato būtinybę ir ankstyvą mirtį. Bloga žinia, kad Lietuvos valstybė atsisakė kompensuoti šį gydymą.

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Dozens of surrogate babies stranded in Ukraine amid lockdown

Infants in Ukraine born to surrogate mothers for foreigners are stranded because the country’s borders are closed under coronavirus restrictions, preventing parents from the United States, Europe and elsewhere from travelling to collect them. Ukraine’s human rights ombudswoman has appealed to authorities to find a solution.

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How Much Should the Public Know About Who Has a Coronavirus?

When the first case of the coronavirus in Silicon Valley was discovered in late January, health officials were faced with a barrage of questions: What city did the patient live in? Whom had he come in contact with? Which health clinic had he visited before he knew he was infected?
Dr. Sara Cody, the chief health officer for Santa Clara County, which has a population of two million across 15 cities, declined to give details. Medical experts say that how much the public should know has become a critical question that will help determine how the United States confronts this outbreak and future ones.

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The Extraordinary Decisions Facing Italian Doctors

Today, Italy has 10,149 cases of the coronavirus. There are now simply too many patients for each one of them to receive adequate care. Doctors and nurses are unable to tend to everybody. They lack machines to ventilate all those gasping for air. Now the Italian College of Anesthesia, Analgesia, Resuscitation and Intensive Care (SIAARTI) has published guidelines for the criteria that doctors and nurses should follow as these already extraordinary circumstances worsen. Instead of providing intensive care to all patients who need it, the authors suggest, it may become necessary to follow “the most widely shared criteria regarding distributive justice and the appropriate allocation of limited health resources.”

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The limits of doctor-patient confidentiality tested in the UK

A difficult case in the United Kingdom has opened up questions about the confidentiality of the patient-doctor relationship. In the UK “non-disclosure is the default position and the bar for breaching confidentiality is relatively high.” In 2007 a man called XX in court documents murdered his wife. While incarcerated he began to manifest symptoms of Huntington’s Disease. He told his doctors not to inform his two daughters. One of his daughters, ABC, was pregnant at the time of her father’s diagnosis and she gave birth in 2010. ABC then sued the National Health Service for not disclosing her father’s condition. Had she known, she argued, she would have had an abortion.

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Germany’s high court endorses right to assisted suicide

Euthanasia movements around the world have been given a boost by Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court. On 26 February it handed down a long-awaited decision endorsing the legality of assisted suicide. It ruled that a law banning suicide with professional assistance was unconstitutional, as it deprived terminally ill patients of „the right to a self-determined death“.

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Germany overturns ban on professionally assisted suicide

A five-year-old law banning professionally assisted suicide has been rejected as unconstitutional by Germany’s top court. The head of Germany’s constitutional court, Andreas Vosskuhle, said on Wednesday that while parliament could pass laws on preventing suicide and increasing palliative care, it was not entitled to affect the impunity of assisted suicide. But there remains no legal entitlement to euthanasia and doctors cannot be required against their will to help provide assisted suicide.

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Portugal MPs in move to legalise euthanasia

Portugal has taken a big step towards legalising euthanasia by approving proposals from the ruling Socialist Party and some other politicians. Five bills got majority backing from MPs, and now a special committee is to consolidate them into one bill. The Catholic Church and opposition parties oppose euthanasia. They want Portugal to hold a referendum on it.

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Huntington’s disease: Woman who inherited gene sues NHS

A woman is suing a London NHS trust for not revealing her father had been diagnosed with Huntington’s disease before she had her own child.

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