COVID-19: IMPACT ON HUMAN RIGHTS FROM THE HEALTHCARE PERSPECTIVE IN THE CASE OF PATIENTS TRIAGE

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Abstract

The aim: To analyse human right issues in health care during the SARS CoV-2 pandemic from the perspective of patients’ and medical practitioner’s rights.
Materials and methods: Multidisciplinary research will be conducted as part of national as well as international health care policy documents, international human right
instruments, including case law decisions, and also major scientific articles on human rights from the healthcare perspective will be analysed. The comparative, Research synthesis
method and systemic analyses will be made during the research.
Results: The study confirmed that human right issues in the context of health care in case of Patient triage become relevant and transformed. The situation of COVID-19 has
created new precedents for human rights, with a particular impact on the rights of doctors and patients.
Conclusions: Human rights from the healthcare perspective become the topical issue during the COVID 19 pandemic. The legal practice in human rights had several transformations
and it provides new challenges from patients as well as medical practitioners’ rights. Important problem, from the ethical -legal perspective is the Patient‘s triage. The situation
on patients triage or ranking shows importance and possibility of each member state to act fast, taking into consideration fast changing situation in medical health system.
Sorting patients whose lives are at risk according to certain criteria for assessing their lives is not acceptable. In order to reduce events of violations of human rights during COVID
19 in healthcare, the emphasis should be placed for explanation of decisions made in state level
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1894-1899
JournalWiadomosci Lekarskie
Volume74
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2021

Keywords*

  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • health care
  • human rights
  • law

Field of Science*

  • 5.5 Law
  • 3.5 Other medical sciences

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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