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dc.creatorFoster, Larry W.en
dc.creatorMcLellan, Linda J.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T19:06:37Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T19:06:37Zen
dc.date.created1997en
dc.date.issued1997en
dc.identifier10.1300/J010v25n04_02en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationSocial Work in Health Care. 1997; 25(4): 13-36.en
dc.identifier.issn0098-1389en
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=Moral+Judgments+in+the+Rationing+of+Health+Care+Resources:+A+comparative+Study+of+Clinical+Health+Professionals&title=Social+Work+in+Health+Care.++&volume=25&issue=4&pages=13-36&date=1997&au=Foster,+Larry+W.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J010v25n04_02en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/756051en
dc.description.abstractSocial workers, physicians, and nurses from a major urban teaching hospital were assessed and compared regarding their attitudes toward the rationing of health care. Responses to eighteen statements of considered moral judgments in the rationing of health care resources were analyzed in terms of levels of agreement with each. All three professional groups rejected rationing based on patient age and socioeconomic worth. However, social workers and physicians were more likely than nurses to consider such factors as cost-benefit ratios, quality of life, relative strength of a patient's moral claim, and scarcity of resources in rationing decisions. Study findings appear to portray social workers and physicians as being more utilitarian and nurses more egalitarian in rationing decisions. Implications for practice in a managed care environment are presented.en
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dc.sourceBRL:MEDKIE/98046816en
dc.subjectAge Factorsen
dc.subjectAgeden
dc.subjectAttitudesen
dc.subjectComparative Studiesen
dc.subjectEnvironmenten
dc.subjectFutilityen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Careen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectMoral Developmenten
dc.subjectManaged Careen
dc.subjectNursesen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectQuality of Lifeen
dc.subjectResource Allocationen
dc.subjectRightsen
dc.subjectRationing of Health Careen
dc.subjectScarcityen
dc.subjectSelection for Treatmenten
dc.subjectSocial Workersen
dc.subjectSocial worthen
dc.subjectSurveyen
dc.subjectTerminally Illen
dc.subjectValuesen
dc.titleMoral Judgments in the Rationing of Health Care Resources: A Comparative Study of Clinical Health Professionalsen
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