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    Susie A. Han

    • Denying Ventilators to Covid-19 Patients with Prior DNR Orders is Unethical

      Posted on April 21, 2020

      Previously-stated DNR status would seem irrelevant to ventilator allocation, and yet some existing and proposed guidelines for triage during a public health emergency list DNR status in the list of criteria for excluding patients from getting ventilators or other life-saving health care. This approach is in direct opposition to the generally agreed-upon goal of maximizing the number of survivors, and could result in confusion and public mistrust of the health care system.

    • New Recommendations for Research with Human Subjects Who Lack Consent Capacity

      Posted on January 13, 2014

      The New York State Task Force on Life and the Law released its Report and Recommendations for Research with Human Subjects Who Lack Consent Capacity today, which analyzes the ethical and legal implications of involving cognitively impaired adults to participate in human subjects research (HSR). The report provides recommendations and guidance to institutional review boards, researchers, and legal… Read more

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