On transparency in health care guidelines



Accessibility is one of the core requirements for health care guidelines. The present article offers some considerations on the subject and briefly describes the general situation in Canada  following provisions recently adopted by the Supreme Court and, more specifically, developments in Québec (regulations adopted by the Assemblée Nationale du Québec), where the Collège des Médecins du Québec has issued a “Practice Guideline for Medical Aid in Dying” (“Guide d’Exercice sur l’Aide Médicale à Mourir”). Without entering into the merits of the arguments dividing the supporters and opponents of euthanasia, the present article shows how access to the guideline is subject to restrictions that are unjustified from the point of view of medical ethics.


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Carlo Petrini - Istituto Superiore di Sanità http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7895-4440

Enrico Alleva - Istituto Superiore di Sanità

How to Cite
Petrini, C., & Alleva, E. (2017). On transparency in health care guidelines. Annali dell’Istituto Superiore Di Sanità, 53(2), 91–92. Retrieved from https://annali.iss.it/index.php/anna/article/view/434
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