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What to Do When There Aren't Enough Beds in the PICU

Overview of attention for article published in AMA Journal of Ethics, February 2017
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Title
What to Do When There Aren't Enough Beds in the PICU
Published in
AMA Journal of Ethics, February 2017
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2017.19.2.ecas3-1702
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Abstract

The concepts of medical futility and rationing are often misunderstood and lead to significant consternation when resources are stretched and pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) beds are unavailable. While the two concepts overlap, each has its own distinct application and moral justification. Most importantly, we should avoid using one to justify the other. Bioethics professionals should assist critical care clinicians in clarifying when each rubric should be applied as well as how to develop policies to standardize the approach.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 18 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 28%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 11%
Student > Postgraduate 2 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 6%
Student > Master 1 6%
Other 3 17%
Unknown 4 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 61%
Social Sciences 1 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 6%
Engineering 1 6%
Unknown 4 22%