PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE PATIENTS AS A CATEGORY OF BIOETHICS AND LAW

А. А. Мохов (А.А. Mokhov)

Abstract


DOI 10.19163/2070-1586-2019-1(23)-35-38

This article is devoted to the analysis of the categories of "vulnerable persons" and "particularly vulnerable patients." International and national ethical and legal acts are analyzed from the standpoint of mentioning certain groups of vulnerable persons. The author proves that certain groups of patients can be classified as the most vulnerable due to: age, presence of certain diseases; the difficult life situation; attracting as trial subjects. The approval and wider use of the phrase “particularly vulnerable patients” is necessary to further clarify the catalog of their rights, as well as to take additional measures to protect them.

Key words:bioethics, law, vulnerable persons, particularly vulnerable patients, protection of patients' rights.


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