COVID-19 : la levée du tabou autour du critère de l’âge?

  • Florian Lafargue Pôle Humanités, UFR Lettres et langages, Université de Nantes, Nantes, France
  • Charlotte Lafaure Pôle Humanités, UFR Lettres et langages, Université de Nantes, Nantes, France
  • Ronan Le Bars Pôle Humanités, UFR Lettres et langages, Université de Nantes, Nantes, France https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1604-4433
  • Claire Roy Pôle Humanités, UFR Lettres et langages, Université de Nantes, Nantes, France https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1119-4384
Keywords: COVID-19, public health, age criteria, justice, equality, ethics, autonomy

Abstract

In general, the reference to age in our society is both accepted and subject to debate. As in other countries, the COVID-19 pandemic in France has shaken the coherence of our health system. The fear engendered has changed the reference points: the notion of triage has appeared and has replaced that of common prioritization in medicine. In this health crisis situation, is the possible use of an age criterion relevant and does it call into question the principle of intergenerational justice? We will try to answer this question in light of the arguments presented by Axel Gosseries and Véronique Fournier during a discussion organized by the Association EthicA during the “Questions d’éthiques” conference held in Nantes in November 2020.

Published
2022-06-13
How to Cite
[1]
Lafargue F, Lafaure C, Le Bars R, Roy C. COVID-19 : la levée du tabou autour du critère de l’âge?. Can. J. Bioeth. 2022;5:150-6. https://doi.org/10.7202/1089796ar.
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Conference Proceedings