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SAMA Guidance for managing ethical issues during the COVID-19 outbreak


Written on Friday, 17 April 2020 14:26

The SAMA Human Rights, Law and Ethics (HRLE) Committee has developed the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19): Guidance for Managing Ethical Issues.

 This is a detailed guideline, which highlights the duties and obligations of Doctors and provides ethical guidelines for Doctors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 To our knowledge this is one of the first guidelines of its kind in the world.

 Although this guideline largely provides ethical guidance for Doctors, the duties and obligations of government and society, in general, are also highlighted.

 The SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19): Guidance for Managing Ethical Issues is available in two formats (refer attachments):

 

  •         The full guideline with all the detail
  •         An abridged version below, for ease of reading.

 

The abridged version should be read together with the full comprehensive guideline which will soon be made available under the SAMA Governance and Legal tab for all SAMA members, as well as on the SAMA COVID-19 main page.

 SAMA urges practitioners to consider the ethical concepts addressed by the guidance and implement practices recommended with regard to patient- and self-care.

 

Kind Regards

Dr Mark Human

Chair SAMA Human Rights Law and Ethics Committee

 The guidelines are also available on the SAMA COVID19 Webpage under "Doctor resources guidelines and protocols" or at https://www.samedical.org/files/covid19/doctor_resource/SAMA_Ethics%20Guidance%20_COVID-19%20Ethics_2020%207%20Apr.pdf 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Mark Human

Chair SAMA Human Rights Law and Ethics Committee


Attachments:

SAMA_Abridged GDL - Covid8 Apr2020.pdf 773.8K 17 Apr 20 14:26
SAMA_GDL_COVID-19 Ethics_2020 7 Apr.pdf 949.4K 17 Apr 20 14:26