Rapporto ISS COVID-19 n. 40/2020 English version - Emergency communication in the COVID-19 units. Ethical aspects. Version of May 25, 2020
Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Emergency communication in the COVID-19 units. Ethical aspects. Version of May 25, 2020.
ISS Bioethics COVID-19 Working Group
2020, iii, 10 p. Rapporto ISS COVID-19 n. 40/2020 – English version
The COVID-19 outbreak has subverted both procedures and circumstances of communication within the healthcare setting. Communication is impacted by the isolation of patients in dedicated units, assisted by health care professionals with personal protective equipment. Within this background, changes in communication between healthcare professionals, patients, and their relatives are needed. This report underlines, through an ethical and bioethical analysis, some relevant aspects that can support communication and reaffirms its role at the cornerstone of care.
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