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Making Longevity in an Aging Society: Linking Medicare Policy and the New Ethical Field
Life-extending interventions for older persons are changing medical knowledge and societal expectations about longevity. Today's consciousness about growing older is partly shaped by a new form of ethics, constituted by ...
Ironic Technology: Old Age and the Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator in US Health Care
We take the example of cardiac devices, specifically the implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or ICD, to explore the complex cultural role of technology in medicine today. We focus on persons age 80 and above, for whom ...