Terminating Treatment: Age as a Standard. [Excerpt From His Book,
Hastings Center Report. 1987 Oct/Nov; 17(5): 21-25.
Age Factors; Aged; Allowing to Die; Attitudes; Attitudes to Death; Biomedical Technologies; Death; Decision Making; Health; Health Care; Life; Life Extension; Patient Care; Personhood; Physicians; Prognosis; Prolongation of Life; Quality of Life; Resource Allocation; Selection for Treatment; Suffering; Values; Withholding Treatment;
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Callahan, Daniel (1995-11)A growing elderly population, dwindling health care resources, and intense and widespread fear of dementia have forced an uncomfortable question: should patients with dementia be slated as off-limits for life-sustaining treatment?