[Autom. eng. transl.] The approach to medical decisions through an ethics committee led to the establishment of Bioethics Committees for clinical practice. Decisions in the application of the first hemodials were one of the reasons that led to the establishment. In 1976, the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey, regarding the case of Karen Quinlan, assigns for the first time to the CDB the advisory role in the decisions to suspend medical interventions deemed heavy and futile for patients with severe brain damage incapable of consent . In Italy, the National Bioethics Committee opened in 2001 to the idea of a CdB for clinical practice, recognizing that in the most morally problematic decisions, this body could have been helpful to health workers, administrators and eventually to patients themselves , without obviously constituting a sort of "public conscience" to which to delegate the solution of the ethical problems of medical practice.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Hemodialysis and the birth of the Bioethics Committees.|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||GIORNALE ITALIANO DI NEFROLOGIA|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
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