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dc.creatorChildress, James F.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:15:19Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:15:19Zen
dc.date.created1984-10en
dc.date.issued1984-10en
dc.identifier10.2307/3561094en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationHastings Center Report. 1984 Oct; 14(5): 27-31.en
dc.identifier.issn0093-0334en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Ensuring+Care,+Respect,+and+Fairness+for+the+Elderly&title=Hastings+Center+Report.+&volume=14&issue=5&pages=27-31&date=1984&au=Childress,+James+F.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3561094en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/725408en
dc.description.abstractDiscrimination against the elderly in the allocation of health care resources has been suggested to control medical expenditures. Using the example of Britain's unofficial age criterion for renal dialysis, which effectively prevents patients over 65 from receiving treatment, the author asks whether age discrimination is morally justifiable. He discusses health care for the aged in the contexts of the distribution of care throughout life and of a political-legal right to care. Childress argues that our cultural view of medicine has negative implications for the elderly in terms of resource allocation, and that our failure to acknowledge individual differences among the aged often results in paternalistic interventions. What is needed in discussions of health care for the elderly is a balancing of care and concern with respect for autonomy. (KIE abstract)en
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dc.sourceBRL:KIE/19307en
dc.subjectAgeden
dc.subjectAutonomyen
dc.subjectBeneficenceen
dc.subjectCosts and Benefitsen
dc.subjectDiscriminationen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Careen
dc.subjectJusticeen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectMedicineen
dc.subjectMoral Obligationsen
dc.subjectObligations of Societyen
dc.subjectPaternalismen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectRenal Dialysisen
dc.subjectResource Allocationen
dc.subjectRightsen
dc.subjectSelection for Treatmenten
dc.subjectSocial Discriminationen
dc.titleEnsuring Care, Respect, and Fairness for the Elderlyen
dc.provenanceDigital citation created by the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature at Georgetown University for the BIOETHICSLINE database, part of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics' Bioethics Information Retrieval Project funded by the United States National Library of Medicine.en
dc.provenanceDigital citation migrated from OpenText LiveLink Discovery Server database named NBIO hosted by the Bioethics Research Library to the DSpace collection BioethicsLine hosted by Georgetown University.en


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