Priorities in the Allocation of Scarce Resources
Boyd, Kenneth M.
Potter, Brian T.
Journal of Medical Ethics. 1986 Dec; 12(4): 197-200.
The authors discuss the reactions of the medical and nursing students in their ethics seminars to the moral choices posed by the microallocation of scarce medical resources, specifically how to choose among four patients requiring immediate renal dialysis when only one machine is available. In the absense of medical priority, questions concerning future quality of life, burdens to patients and family, and the ability and desirability of patient participation in the decision were raised. The students usually conclude that their rankings cannot be defended on rational moral grounds. Boyd and Potter conclude that, if the physician tries to realize society's goals in resource allocation, the physician patient relationship will be radically altered. (KIE abstract)
Allowing to Die; Attitudes; Biomedical Technologies; Case Studies; Decision Making; Education; Ethics; Goals; Life; Medical Education; Moral Policy; Nursing Education; Nursing Students; Patient Participation; Patients; Physician Patient Relationship; Physicians; Prognosis; Quality of Life; Renal Dialysis; Resource Allocation; Risks and Benefits; Scarcity; Selection for Treatment; Social worth; Standards; Students;
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