Mariassunta Piccinni

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The specific target of an experts panel was to assess in terms of law and ethics the compliance of a new specific decision making algorithm described in the position paper proposed by the Gruppo di Lavoro Insufficienze Croniche d'Organo, with the main goal of the position paper consisting in the shared care planning process. The following specific aspects(More)
Clinical research is an essential component of medical activity, and this is also true in intensive care. Adequate information and consent are universally considered necessary for the protection of research subjects. However, in emergency situations, the majority of critical patients are unable to consent and a valid legal representative is often(More)
The interruption of life support poses different problems for he who interrogates himself regarding the possible juridical role of omissible behaviour or activities by part of the physician when dealing with end-of-life interventions within the boundary of life and death. The present contribution proposes to trace the coordinates necessary to answer the(More)
Dear Editor, We read with great interest the article by Kompanje et al. [1]. According to the table they present in their article, clinical research in incapacitated patients in Italy is seemingly regulated by ‘consent by a legal representative.’ The actual situation is quite more complex. The implementation of Directive 2001/20/EC by means of Legislative(More)
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