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The Dependent Elderly

di Gormally  • 2008  • dettagli prodotto

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An account of the difficult ethical and medical issues raised in the provision of health care for the dependent elderly patient. A distinguished team of contributors from the fields of medicine, philosophy and law consider issues which range from euthanasia and living wills through to health policy and resource allocation.Table of Contents List of contributors1. Introduction Luke Gormally2. Difficult choices in treating and feeding the debilitated elderly Michael Horan3. The American debate about artificial nutrition and hydration Joseph Boyle4. Reflections on Horan and Boyle Luke Gormally5. The living will: the ethical framework of a recent report Luke Gormally6. Some reflections on euthanasia in The Netherlands John Keown7. Is there a policy for the elderly needing long-term care? Graham Mulley8. Is it possible to provide good quality long-term care without unfair discrimination? Robert Stout9. The prospects for long-term care: current policy and realistic alternatives David J. Hunter10. What is required for good quality in long-term care of the elderly? Marion Hildick-Smith11. Should age make a difference in health care entitlement? Joseph Boyle12. Economic devices and ethical pitfalls: quality of life, the distribution of resources and the needs of the elderly Michael Banner13. The aged: non-persons, human dignity and justice Luke Gormally14. Economics, justice and the value of life: concluding remarks John FinnisIndex

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ISBN: 0521061253

Titolo: The Dependent Elderly

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Editore: Cambridge University Press

Volume: Unico

Edizione: 2008

Lingua: Inglese

Finitura: Copertina flessibile

Misure: 15x22 cm

Pagine: 212

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