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Ethical Questions about Platelet Transfusions at the End of Life

Overview of attention for article published in AMA Journal of Ethics, August 2016
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Title
Ethical Questions about Platelet Transfusions at the End of Life
Published in
AMA Journal of Ethics, August 2016
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2016.18.8.ecas1-1608
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Abstract

This case of platelet transfusion in palliative care illustrates a common dilemma in transfusion medicine: approval of the use of a scarce, yet potentially life-saving, resource. As in this case, these decisions often involve seriously ill patients with acute needs and evolving goals of care. The use of resources to treat the patient at hand must be balanced against maintaining adequate resources to treat future patients. In this setting, the ethical principles of beneficence and social justice are in conflict.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 5%
Unknown 19 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 4 20%
Student > Master 4 20%
Student > Bachelor 4 20%
Professor 1 5%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 5 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 60%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 5%
Unknown 5 25%