International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW)



Triage rules for German hospitals

The COVID 19 pandemic threatens to push the German health system to its limits. There is a danger that not all patients will be able to receive the necessary intensive medical treatment. Specialist societies and the German Ethics Council have recently submitted statements on such a case. For the Science Media Center, Robert Ranisch discusses the latest proposals and identifies ethical challenges in the fair distribution of health resources in crisis situations.

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