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DoH examining proposed ethical guidelines for acute setting in pandemic

By Paul Mulholland & David Lynch | May 13, 2020

The Department of Health is looking at newly-proposed draft guidelines for the making of ethical decisions in an acute setting during the current pandemic, this newspaper understands. The document, titled Proposed guidelines for ethical decision-making in an acute setting during the Covid-19 epidemic, was written by Prof Orla Hardiman, Consultant Neurologist, Beaumont…

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