A Plea for a Touch of Idealism: Reply to P. Whitaker
Journal of Medical Ethics. 1990 Sep; 16(3): 134-135.
This reply to P. Whitaker's 'Resource allocation: a plea for a touch of realism' acknowledges that health-care ethics should be relevant to events in the real world, but questions the extent to which philosophical inquiry should be confined to parameters determined by existing socio-political forces.
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Whitaker, Phil (1990-09)The problem of resource allocation in health has stimulated much thought and research, in attempts to provide objective, rational methods by which necessary choices can be made. One such method was proposed in a paper in ...