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The scientific and ethical feasibility of immunity passports.

Rebecca C H Brown, Dominic Kelly, Dominic Wilkinson, Julian Savulescu,

There is much debate about the use of immunity passports in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some have argued that immunity passports are unethical and impractical, pointing to uncertainties relating to COVID-19 immunity, issues with testing, perverse incentives, doubtful economic benefits, privacy concerns, and the risk of discriminatory effects. ... Read more >>

Lancet Infect Dis (The Lancet. Infectious diseases)
[2020, :]

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Delivering transformative action in paediatric pain: a Lancet Child & Adolescent Health Commission.

Christopher Eccleston, Emma Fisher, Richard F Howard, Rebeccah Slater, Paula Forgeron, Tonya M Palermo, Kathryn A Birnie, Brian J Anderson, Christine T Chambers, Geert Crombez, Gustaf Ljungman, Isabel Jordan, Zachary Jordan, Caitriona Roberts, Neil Schechter, Christine B Sieberg, Dick Tibboel, Suellen M Walker, Dominic Wilkinson, Chantal Wood,

Lancet Child Adolesc Health (The Lancet. Child & adolescent health)
[2020, :]

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Are Generational Welfare Trades Always Unjust?

Walter Veit, Julian Savulescu, David Hunter, Brian D Earp, Dominic Wilkinson,

Am J Bioeth (The American journal of bioethics : AJOB)
[2020, 20(9):70-72]

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Passport to freedom? Immunity passports for COVID-19.

Rebecca C H Brown, Julian Savulescu, Bridget Williams, Dominic Wilkinson,

The COVID-19 pandemic has led a number of countries to introduce restrictive 'lockdown' policies on their citizens in order to control infection spread. Immunity passports have been proposed as a way of easing the harms of such policies, and could be used in conjunction with other strategies for infection control. ... Read more >>

J Med Ethics (Journal of medical ethics)
[2020, 46(10):652-659]

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The Charlie Gard Case, and the Ethics of Obstructing International Transfer of Seriously Ill Children.

Dominic Wilkinson,

In 2017, the court case over medical treatment of UK infant, Charlie Gard, reached global attention. In this article, I will analyze one of the more distinctive elements of the case. The UK courts concluded that treatment of Charlie Gard was not in his best interests and that it would ... Read more >>

Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
[2020, 146(Suppl 1):S54-S59]

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Utilitarianism and the pandemic.

Julian Savulescu, Ingmar Persson, Dominic Wilkinson,

There are no egalitarians in a pandemic. The scale of the challenge for health systems and public policy means that there is an ineluctable need to prioritize the needs of the many. It is impossible to treat all citizens equally, and a failure to carefully consider the consequences of actions ... Read more >>

Bioethics (Bioethics)
[2020, 34(6):620-632]

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Rationing in a Pandemic: Lessons from Italy.

Lucia Craxì, Marco Vergano, Julian Savulescu, Dominic Wilkinson,

In late February and early March 2020, Italy became the European epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite increasingly stringent containment measures enforced by the government, the health system faced an enormous pressure, and extraordinary efforts were made in order to increase overall hospital beds' availability and especially ICU capacity. Nevertheless, ... Read more >>

(Asian bioethics review)
[2020, :1-6]

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Consent in the time of COVID-19.

Helen Lynne Turnham, Michael Dunn, Elaine Hill, Guy T Thornburn, Dominic Wilkinson,

The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has necessitated widespread adaptation of revised treatment regimens for both urgent and routine medical problems in patients with and without COVID-19. Some of these alternative treatments maybe second-best. Treatments that are known to be superior might not be appropriate to deliver during a pandemic when consideration ... Read more >>

J Med Ethics (Journal of medical ethics)
[2020, 46(9):565-568]

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In defense of a conditional harm threshold test for paediatric decision-making

Dominic Wilkinson,

The case of Charlie Gard raises a number of serious ethical questions, including how a child’s best interests should be assessed, the role of parents in decision-making for a child, the appropriateness of trying untested experimental treatment in a serious ill child, and the allocation of limited healthcare resources. Elsewhere, ... Read more >>

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Compensation and hazard pay for key workers during an epidemic: an argument from analogy.

Doug McConnell, Dominic Wilkinson,

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unusually challenging and dangerous workplace conditions for key workers. This has prompted calls for key workers to receive a variety of special benefits over and above their normal pay. Here, we consider whether two such benefits are justified: a no-fault compensation scheme for harm caused ... Read more >>

J Med Ethics (Journal of medical ethics)
[2020, :]

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An ethical algorithm for rationing life-sustaining treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Julian Savulescu, Marco Vergano, Lucia Craxì, Dominic Wilkinson,

Br J Anaesth (British journal of anaesthesia)
[2020, 125(3):253-258]

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Is withdrawing treatment really more problematic than withholding treatment?

James Cameron, Julian Savulescu, Dominic Wilkinson,

There is a concern that as a result of COVID-19 there will be a shortage of ventilators for patients requiring respiratory support. This concern has resulted in significant debate about whether it is appropriate to withdraw ventilation from one patient in order to provide it to another patient who may ... Read more >>

J Med Ethics (Journal of medical ethics)
[2020, :]

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Ethical road map through the covid-19 pandemic.

Zoe Fritz, Richard Huxtable, Jonathan Ives, Alexis Paton, Anne Marie Slowther, Dominic Wilkinson,

BMJ (BMJ (Clinical research ed.))
[2020, 369:m2033]

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Equality or utility? Ethics and law of rationing ventilators.

Julian Savulescu, James Cameron, Dominic Wilkinson,

Br J Anaesth (British journal of anaesthesia)
[2020, 125(1):10-15]

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ICU triage in an impending crisis: uncertainty, pre-emption and preparation.

Dominic Wilkinson,

J Med Ethics (Journal of medical ethics)
[2020, 46(5):287-288]

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The genetic crystal ball: new answers and new questions for infants with neuromuscular disorders and respiratory failure.

Dominic Wilkinson, Gregory Moore,

Arch Dis Child (Archives of disease in childhood)
[2020, 105(4):313-314]

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Minority report: can minor parents refuse treatment for their child?

Helen Lynne Turnham, Ariella Binik, Dominic Wilkinson,

Infants are unable to make their own decisions or express their own wishes about medical procedures and treatments. They rely on surrogates to make decisions for them. Who should be the decision-maker when an infant's biological parents are also minors? In this paper, we analyse a case in which the ... Read more >>

J Med Ethics (Journal of medical ethics)
[2020, 46(6):355-359]

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Long-term Puberty Suppression for a Nonbinary Teenager.

Ken C Pang, Lauren Notini, Rosalind McDougall, Lynn Gillam, Julian Savulescu, Dominic Wilkinson, Beth A Clark, Johanna Olson-Kennedy, Michelle M Telfer, John D Lantos,

Many transgender and gender-diverse people have a gender identity that does not conform to the binary categories of male or female; they have a nonbinary gender. Some nonbinary individuals are most comfortable with an androgynous gender expression. For those who have not yet fully progressed through puberty, puberty suppression with ... Read more >>

Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
[2020, 145(2):]

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Recommendations in the face of uncertainty: should extremely preterm infants receive chest compressions and/or epinephrine in the delivery room?

Dominic Wilkinson, Neil Marlow, Dean Hayden, Helen Mactier,

Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed. (Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition)
[2020, 105(3):240-241]

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Perinatal management of extreme preterm birth before 27 weeks of gestation: a framework for practice.

Helen Mactier, Sarah Elizabeth Bates, Tracey Johnston, Caroline Lee-Davey, Neil Marlow, Kate Mulley, Lucy K Smith, Meekai To, Dominic Wilkinson, ,

Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed. (Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition)
[2020, 105(3):232-239]

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Positive or Negative? Consistency and Inconsistency in Claims of Conscience.

Dominic Jc Wilkinson,

The debate about positive and negative claims of conscience is, in large part, about ethical consistency. In this commentary I argue that there can be differences between conscientious provision of treatment and conscientious nonprovision of treatment that are ethically relevant. However, in many cases, including those described in this commentary, ... Read more >>

J Clin Ethics (The Journal of clinical ethics)
[2020, 31(2):143-145]

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COVID-19 vaccine: vaccinate the young to protect the old?

Alberto Giubilini, Julian Savulescu, Dominic Wilkinson,

When we have a vaccine against COVID-19, who should be vaccinated first? The question is relevant because, initially, vaccine availability will likely be limited. After healthcare and some other essential workers, it might seem the most obvious candidates are the elderly and other groups that are more vulnerable to the ... Read more >>

J Law Biosci (Journal of law and the biosciences)
[2020, 7(1):lsaa050]

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The relational threshold: a life that is valued, or a life of value?

Dominic Wilkinson, Claudia Brick, Guy Kahane, Julian Savulescu,

J Med Ethics (Journal of medical ethics)
[2020, 46(1):24-25]

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Consequentialism and the Law in Medicine

Julian Savulescu, Dominic Wilkinson,

There are two broad schools of ethical theory: consequentialism and non-consequentialism. According to consequentialism, the right act is that act which has the best consequences. According to non-consequentialism, the rightness of an action is not solely determined by its consequences. (Though, most versions of non-consequentialism allow some ethical relevance of ... Read more >>

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Ectogestation ethics: The implications of artificially extending gestation for viability, newborn resuscitation and abortion.

Lydia Di Stefano, Catherine Mills, Andrew Watkins, Dominic Wilkinson,

Recent animal research suggests that it may soon be possible to support the human fetus in an artificial uterine environment for part of a pregnancy. A technique of extending gestation in this way ("ectogestation") could be offered to parents of extremely premature infants (EPIs) to improve outcomes for their child. ... Read more >>

Bioethics (Bioethics)
[2020, 34(4):371-384]

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