Ethical challenges in emergency medical services. A special contribution of the Ethics Committee, National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians.

  • Published 1993 in Prehospital and disaster medicine

Abstract

Patient autonomy, beneficence, and justice are the fundamental ethical principles of an emergency medical service. Ethical conflicts are present in the daily practice of prehospital care. These conflicts surround issues of resuscitation, futile therapy, consent, and refusal of care, duty, and confidentiality. Emergency medical services must remain fair and… (More)

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@article{1993EthicalCI, title={Ethical challenges in emergency medical services. A special contribution of the Ethics Committee, National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians.}, author={}, journal={Prehospital and disaster medicine}, year={1993}, volume={8 2}, pages={179-82} }