The Ethical Dilemmas of Critical Care Physicians Encountered in the Admission of Patients with HIV Infection to Intensive Care

Kantharuben Naidoo, Umesh Lalloo

Abstract


1.    A comparative study of the impact of HIV infection in South Africa (a resource constrained country) compared to the USA (a resource rich country).

2.    To examine the Regulatory Framework governing access to intensive care services in South Africa compared with the USA.

3.    To examine the Ethical Framework guiding decision-making by Physicians who provide intensive care to patients with HIV infection.

4.    To conduct an Attitudes and Perception Survey amongst Physicians who provide intensive care to patients with HIV infection.

5.    To study best practices by  Physicians regarding HIV infection and ICU care  in Thailand, Brazil, India and Botswana as comparative emerging economies  to South Africa ,all with universal health coverage  and with a high burden of  HIV infection .

6.    To develop a best-practice decision tree for HIV infected patients requiring intensive care.