Ethical implications of medical crowdfunding: the case of Charlie Gard

@article{Dressler2018EthicalIO,
  title={Ethical implications of medical crowdfunding: the case of Charlie Gard},
  author={Gabrielle Dressler and S. A. Kelly},
  journal={Journal of Medical Ethics},
  year={2018},
  volume={44},
  pages={453 - 457}
}
Patients are increasingly turning to medical crowdfunding as a way to cover their healthcare costs. In the case of Charlie Gard, an infant born with encephalomyopathic mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, crowdfunding was used to finance experimental nucleoside therapy. Although this treatment was not provided in the end, we will argue that the success of the Gard family’s crowdfunding campaign reveals a number of potential ethical concerns. First, this case shows that crowdfunding can change… Expand
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