Rationing Medical Care on the Basis of Age: The Moral Dimensions

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Radcliffe Publishing, 2005 - 159 Seiten
Rationing Medical Care on the Basis of Age explores this highly topical issue and presents a critical argument on the nature of the possible crisis. Its in-depth philosophical analysis of the main ethical positions adopts an interdisciplinary and international approach.
This book is important reading for healthcare policy makers and shapers and healthcare managers. Academics in ethics, philosophy, economics, and all healthcare disciplines will find it useful, as will public health specialists, health economists, and social scientists with an interest in health and medicine.
 

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The costs of ageing
9
The moral foundations of publiclyfunded medical care
21
Ethics and thecrisis
31
Daniels and the Prudential Lifespan Account
43
Ethics and resource allocation
53
Callahan and the significance of age
63
A critique of Callahan
77
A crisis of ageing?
91
Policy implications
101
NHS principles and priorities 19422003
107
Justice and solidarity with the old two complementary
121
Justice and the Nordic healthcare systems
135
References
149
Index
155
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Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Honorary Research Professor of Medical Ethics and the Philosophy of Psychiatry, University of Aberdeen; Ereritus Professor of Social Medicine, University of Aberdeen

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