ASSUMPTIONS OF MAXIMAL INDIVIDUALISM IN THE TIME OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: ETHICAL ASPECTS

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EWA BAUM
AGNIESZKA ŻOK

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Maximal individualism, which is currently a prevalent trend in the way many patients think, places high hopes in the achievements of biomedicine and assumes that everyone should always receive optimal medical care. Such an approach is in line with many normative and legal acts operating worldwide, including the Declaration of Human Rights. However, its feasibility and effectiveness in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic raises numerous ethical, social and economic dilemmas. The culture of prosperity and excess, characteristic of contemporary Western societies, makes it even more challenging to come to terms with this situation.

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BAUM, E., & ŻOK, A. (2020). ASSUMPTIONS OF MAXIMAL INDIVIDUALISM IN THE TIME OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: ETHICAL ASPECTS. Society Register, 4(3), 79-88. https://doi.org/10.14746/sr.2020.4.3.04
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EWA BAUM, Poznan University of Medical Sciences

Ewa Baum is associate professor at the Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland. She is interested in the advancement of modern biomedicine and its accompanying ethical contexts.

AGNIESZKA ŻOK, Poznan University of Medical Sciences

Agnieszka Żok is cultural expert, Doctor of Health Sciences, assistant professor in the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities at the Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland. Member of the Local Ethical Committee for Animal Experiments.

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