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Author Matthews, Eric, 1936-

Title Rationing medical care on the basis of age : the moral dimensions / Eric Matthews and Elizabeth Russell ; foreword by Kenneth Boyd
Published Oxford ; Seattle : Radcliffe, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 159 pages)
Contents 1. Perceptions of crisis -- 2. The costs of ageing -- 3. The moral foundations of publicly-funded medical care -- 4. Ethics and the 'crisis' -- 5. Daniels and the 'prudential lifespan account' -- 6. Ethics and resource allocation -- 7. Callahan and the significance of age -- 8. A critique of Callahan -- 9. A crisis of ageing? -- 10. Policy implications -- App. 1. NHS principles and priorities, 1942-2003 / David Austin -- App. 2. Justice and solidarity with the old -- two complementary moral concerns in healthcare / Mats Hansson -- App. 3. Justice and the Nordic healthcare systems / Vilhjalmur Arnason
Summary "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
Notes Published in association with the Nuffield Trust
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-153) and index
Subject Great Britain National Health Service
Discrimination in medical care -- Great Britain
Health care rationing -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Great Britain
Older people -- Medical care -- Great Britain
Health Care Rationing -- ethics
Population Dynamics
Social Justice -- ethics
State Medicine -- ethics
Discrimination in medical care.
Health care rationing -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Older people -- Medical care.
Great Britain
Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
Author Russell, Elizabeth M.
Nuffield Trust for Research and Policy Studies in Health Services.
ISBN 128071851X