Ethical dilemmas in the case of limited resource allocation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, 162-176

Mihaela Frunză

Abstract


With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading rapidly around the world, the medical system in many countries is overwhelmed and vital resources such as mechanical ventilators are proving to be insufficient for patients in intensive care units. The article questions how these resources are allocated when they become insufficient and how doctors can be helped to make difficult decisions, following a series of recommendations developed for this type of situation.


Keywords


applied ethics, ethical theories, philosophy, pandemic, COVID-19, resource allocation.

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ISSN 2668-0009; ISSN-L 2668-0009