Albania, the Right-to-not be Treated, and COVID-19

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  • Dorina Hoxha
  • Ersi Bozheku
  • Avni Puka
  • Klodjan Skënderaj
  • Michele Pani-Biring
  • Denard Veshi

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https://doi.org/10.15168/2284-4503-2049

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Albania, Criminal Law, Right not to be treated, CoViD-19, principle of justice

Abstract

This paper studies the right-to-not be treated in conjunction with the Albanian legislation during the time of a pandemic situation. Although the current Albanian legislation might consider withholding or withdrawing treatment from an unconscious patient as a criminal offense, in the existing pandemic situation, the application of the ethical principle of justice concludes in the key result of not punishing physicians. Therefore, in these cases even in the absence of specific rules governing end-of-life decisions, physicians should not be liable for criminal offenses.

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2021-12-24

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Hoxha D, Bozheku E, Puka A, Skënderaj K, Pani-Biring M, Veshi D. Albania, the Right-to-not be Treated, and COVID-19. BioLaw [Internet]. 24 dicembre 2021 [citato 5 dicembre 2022];(4):417-25. Available at: https://teseo.unitn.it/biolaw/article/view/2049

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