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Title: Coronavirus queries (3): Priorities in allocation of medical resources
Authors: Bleich, J. David
Keywords: allocation of machinery
allocation of medicine
allocation of medical services
COVID-19 pandemic
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Rabbinical Council of America (RCA)
Citation: Bleich, J. D. (2021). Coronavirus queries (3): Priorities in allocation of medical resources. Tradition, 53(4), 83–105.
Series/Report no.: Tradition: A Journal of Orthodox Jewish Thought;
Abstract: Advances in medicine and medical technology leading to preservation of countless human lives are certainly more than welcome. But modern medicine has also brought in its wake heretofore virtually unknown moral quandaries, namely, how to allocate machinery, medicine and medical services when they are not sufficient to save every life that might be saved. The dilemma was dramatized decades ago with the establishment of so-called “God committees” to assign use of the then newly-invented dialysis machine to otherwise end-stage renal patients. Less dramatic, but equally vexing, are regularly made decisions regarding assignment of I.C.U. beds. Other such dilemmas arise as well. (from Introduction)
Description: Scholarly article / Open access
ISSN: 0041-0608, 2768-0231
Appears in Collections:Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law: Faculty Publications

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