The ethics of reusing single-use devices

Collier, Roger
August 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/9/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 11, p1245
Academic Journal
The article focuses on ethics associated with single-use devices/items (SUIs) in medical care units across the world. Alice Moszczynski, a registered nurse in Terrace, British Columbia mentions that informing the patient about SUIs could lead to unwarranted worry, but reusing a SUI without consent could be viewed as hidden rationing and does not respect a patient's autonomy. It informs reprocessing of SUIs helps in maintaining medical cost and reducing the substantial amount of medical waste.


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