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Resources

Bioethical Reflections on COVID-19
CMEL's members joined various discussions on issues in medical ethics and law arising from COVID-19, including events organized by colleagues in the field. Click on the links below for more information.    Webinar: "APRU Global Health Working Group Webinar:  Bioethics and COVID-19" (Video | Slides) - 20 May 2020  Dr Calvin Ho presented on "Mass Surveillance & Privacy". His presentation ...
"Who should be saved when ICU capacity is outstripped by demand?"
"Putting in place guidelines for healthcare workers will reduce their litigation risk"
Newspaper article (in Chinese): 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 workers will reduce their litigation risk ("知多啲: 及早制訂指引 免醫護承擔法律風險") Newspaper: Ming Pao Published: 20 April 2020 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. ...
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 ...
Ensuring trustworthy use of artificial intelligence and big data analytics in health insurance
Journal article: Ensuring trustworthy use of artificial intelligence and big data analytics in health insurance Published in: Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Volume 98, Number 4, April 2020, 229-296 Abstract: Click here Published Online: 25 February 2020 Authors: Calvin W. L. Ho, Faculty of Law & Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Joseph Ali, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA Karel Caals, C ...
Hong Kong court decision: Dr. Wong Cheuk Yi v The Medical Council of Hong Kong [2019] HKCA 1332 - Dismissal of appeal by Hong Kong doctor who did not notice from medical records nurses’ wrongful management
Dr. Wong Cheuk Yi v The Medical Council of Hong Kong [2019] HKCA 1332 Facts: Dr Wong Cheuk Yi was the case doctor of a cancer patient (“the Patient”) at Kowloon Hospital in Hong Kong. The nurses who took care of the Patient had wrongly managed his permanent tracheostoma by covering the tracheostoma with gauzes that were strapped on either two or four sides with medical adhesive tapes. The Patient died, and the cause of his death was upper airway obstruct ...

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