Nurses’ right to refuse to treat: when is it justified?
Jennifer Trueland Health journalist
Refusing care due to lack of personal protective equipment is more complex than it might seem. We assess the ethics and the guidance related to the issue
One of the defining issues of the COVID-19 pandemic is controversy over personal protective equipment (PPE) – whether in relation to shortages, difficulties with supply and fit, or confusion over what should be worn.
Nursing Standard. 35, 7, 39-41. doi: 10.7748/ns.35.7.39.s17
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