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Klimovich A.I. (2022) Pravo na dostup k meditsinskoy pomoshchi v epokhu COVID-19: ot rigorizma k diskutabel’nosti [The Right to Healthcare in the Era of Covid-19: From Rigor to Debate], Meditsinskaya antropologiya i bioetika [Medical Anthropology and Bioethics], № 1(23).
Associate Professor of the Department of Forensic Medicine
Belarusian State Medical University
(Minsk, Republic of Belarus)
Keywords: medical law, biomedical ethics, right to health, right to access to medical care, human rights, ethics of care, ethics of justice, ethics of medical care in emergencies, COVID-19, principle of equality, principle of justice, access to healthcare resources.
Abstract: The article considers the operation of legal and ethical standards ensuring the availability of medical care in the situation of COVID-19. It presents a brief history of the emergence and consolidation the right to access to medical care at the international and international levels, shows how this right has acquired a universal character and has come to be interpreted as one of the fundamental human rights. Next, the main ethical models that currently exist in the field of medicine are highlighted: the ethics of care and the ethics of justice, then it is considered how these models entered into a state of intense dialogue in the context of COVID-19. It also determines how these models are related to the ethics of medical care in emergency situations during a pandemic. The study ends with an overview of the specifics of the implementation of the right to access to medical care during the pandemic in the Republic of Belarus.
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