Special Issue "Ethical Considerations for Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 October 2023) | Viewed by 1275
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COVID-19 posed a grave health threat to vulnerable people. During the better part of 2020 and 2021, clinicians and researchers struggled to decide between interventions to massively preserve life and the wellbeing of high-risk groups. Unfortunately, focusing on adults at risk during the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic led to an unexpected inter-generational transfer of harms. Conflicting expert opinion about the ability of children to catch and spread the virus allowed unimaginable guidelines regarding child life and health. The efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic disenfranchised children, and access to a number of rights of children was suspended, such as newborn–mother bonding, breastfeeding, play, or education.
Now that we have passed the peak of the pandemic, the talk on the clinical ethics of COVID-19 must shift to children. We are currently drowning in COVID-19 papers; however, the body of literature on the moral ground of clinicians in this field is still small.
This Special Issue will launch a public debate on all aspects of pediatric ethics with respect to COVID-19. It may help us to determine which moral decisions should prevail on the basis of their consequences, or on the basis that in civilized societies, “children first” in threatening situations (In dubio pro liberis) has been the code of conduct for centuries.
Dr. Sergio Verd
Manuscript Submission Information
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- clinical ethics
- child health
- decision making