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dc.creatorMcKie, Johnen
dc.creatorKuhse, Helgaen
dc.creatorRichardson, Jeffen
dc.creatorSinger, Peteren
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T19:01:06Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T19:01:06Zen
dc.date.created1996-08en
dc.date.issued1996-08en
dc.identifier10.1136/jme.22.4.204en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Medical Ethics. 1996 Aug; 22(4): 204-208.en
dc.identifier.issn0306-6800en
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=Double+Jeopardy,+the+Equal+Value+of+Lives+and+the+Veil+of+Ignorance:+a+Rejoinder+to+Harris&title=Journal+of+Medical+Ethics.++&volume=22&issue=4&pages=204-208&date=1996&au=McKie,+Johnen
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jme.22.4.204en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/752085en
dc.description.abstractHarris levels two main criticisms against our original defence of QALYs (Quality Adjusted Life Years). First, he rejects the assumption implicit in the QALY approach that not all lives are of equal value. Second, he rejects our appeal to Rawls's veil of ignorance test in support of the QALY method. In the present article we defend QALYs against Harris's criticisms. We argue that some of the conclusions Harris draws from our view that resources should be allocated on the basis of potential improvements in quality of life and quantity of life are erroneous, and that others lack the moral implications Harris claims for them. On the other hand, we defend our claim that a rational egoist, behind a veil of ignorance, could consistently choose to allocate life-saving resources in accordance with the QALY method, despite Harris's claim that a rational egoist would allocate randomly if there is no better than a 50% chance of being the recipient.en
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dc.sourceBRL:KIE/51633en
dc.subjectAllowing to Dieen
dc.subjectDecision Makingen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Careen
dc.subjectJusticeen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectQalysen
dc.subjectQuality Adjusted Life Yearsen
dc.subjectQuality of Lifeen
dc.subjectRandom Selectionen
dc.subjectResource Allocationen
dc.subjectSelection for Treatmenten
dc.subjectUtilitarianismen
dc.subjectValue of Lifeen
dc.subjectWithholding Treatmenten
dc.titleDouble Jeopardy, the Equal Value of Lives and the Veil of Ignorance: A Rejoinder to Harrisen
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