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Bioethical Reflections on COVID-19
CMEL's members have joined various discussions on the issues in medical ethics and law arising from COVID-19, including events organized by colleagues in the field. They have also written on this subject. Click on the links below for more information. Article: "COVID-19 Emergency Measures are Hurting Democracy Globally" In American Journal of Public Health (AJPH)  - 2020 September issue Co-authored by Dr Eric C. ...
English Court of Appeal Decision on Capacity to Decide to Engage in Sexual Relations: A Local Authority v JB [2020] EWCA Civ 735
Capacity to Decide to Engage in Sexual Relations - A Local Authority v JB [2020] EWCA Civ 735 (English Court of Appeal) Facts: JB is a 36-year-old man with a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder combined with impaired cognition. He has lived in a supported living placement with a care plan which imposes restrictions on his ability to live independently. In particular, restrictions on contact and access to the community have been imposed on him principally because of ...
Mental Health - Recent Articles by CMEL Members
"Magistrates must improve approach to mental disability in the courtroom" English version in Hong Kong Free Press - 22 June 2020 Chinese version in CitizenNews - 25 June 2020 By Assistant Professor Daisy Cheung "Global Mental Health Security—Time for Action" In JAMA Health Forum - 8 June 2020 By • Assistant Professor Daisy Cheung • Associate Professor Eri ...
"Who should be saved when ICU capacity is outstripped by demand?"
"Putting in place guidelines for healthcare workers will reduce their litigation risk"
In an interview with Ming Pao, a Chinese newspaper, CMEL’s Deputy Director Assistant Professor Daisy Cheung shared her views on rationing intensive-care resources amid COVID-19. The relevant newspaper article was published on Ming Pao on 20 April 2020 and consisted of Part 1 and Part 2 as follows: ● Part 1: Who should be saved when ICU capacity is outstripped by demand? ("ICU爆滿 救邊個先?" )  ● Part 2: Putting in place guidelines for healthcare w ...
English court decision: Court recognised duty owed by a hospital trust to the daughter of its patient in respect of genetic information - ABC v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust and others [2020] EWHC 455 (QB)
ABC v St George's Healthcare NHS Trust and others [2020] EWHC 455 (QB) In this recent English case, the High Court recognised that the second defendant, a trust which ran a hospital, owed a duty of care to the daughter of its patient. The duty recognised was a duty to “balance her interest in being informed of her genetic risk against her father’s interest in preserving confidentiality in relation to his diagnosis and the public interest in maintaining medical confiden ...
Establishing the International Genetic Discrimination Observatory
Associate Professor Calvin W. L. Ho, CMEL's faculty member, teamed up with colleagues in the field on an initiative to establish an international genetic discrimination observatory. They published a journal paper on this collaborative initiative. Journal article:  Establishing the International Genetic Discrimination Observatory Published in: Nature Genetics (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41588-020-0606-5) Published on: 23 March 2020 Authors: Yann Joly, Gratien Dalpè, Ch ...

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