Aims: The overall goal of this article is to make a scientific comment about the psycho-social consequences of hemophilia patients affected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and/or hepatitis C virus (HCV) and to point out the related medicolegal issues. Methods: This commentary takes into account some published evidences about the current scenario of hemophilia patients infected by HIV and/or HCV who received contaminated blood products in the late 1970s through 1985. Results: Several psychological and medicolegal consequences are related with HIV and HCV contamination of blood products. A multidisciplinary approach is needed to treat all the difficulties experienced by these patients and to ensure good clinical decisions in medical practice. Conclusion: The literature on the psychosocial functioning of hemophilia patients with human HIV and HCV infection offers a number of implications, including medicolegal issues, that can be discussed for guaranteeing a good level of care and safeguard of this group of patients.
Medical decision making and risky choices : psychological and medicolegal consequences of HIV and HCV contamination of blood products / S. Riva, S. Del Sordo, U. Genovese, G. Pravettoni. - In: HIV/AIDS. - ISSN 1179-1373. - 9(2017 Aug 24), pp. 161-165.
|Titolo:||Medical decision making and risky choices : psychological and medicolegal consequences of HIV and HCV contamination of blood products|
|Parole Chiave:||hemophilia; viral contaminated blood products; monetary compensation; medicolegal issues; medical decision making|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore M-PSI/01 - Psicologia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||24-ago-2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/HIV.S137419|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|