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In defence of ageism

Journal of Medical Ethics 20 (3):188-194 (1994)

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  1. Justice criteria for the allocation of scarce medical resources in pandemic situations.Alejandro Miranda - 2021 - Veritas – Revista de Filosofia da Pucrs 49:55-70.
    Resumen En este trabajo se exponen veintiuna tesis sobre la asignación de recursos escasos en tiempos de pandemia o crisis sanitaria. El autor parte de la base de que nunca se justifica tratar a una persona como un mero medio. A partir de este principio fundamental, y de otras exigencias de justicia, procura determinar cuáles son los límites a las consideraciones, por lo demás legítimas, de eficiencia o de utilidad. Esto le permite discernir qué criterios de distribución son moral mente (...)
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  • On the Margins: Personhood and Moral Status in Marginal Cases of Human Rights.Helen Ryland - 2020 - Dissertation, University of Birmingham
    Most philosophical accounts of human rights accept that all persons have human rights. Typically, ‘personhood’ is understood as unitary and binary. It is unitary because there is generally supposed to be a single threshold property required for personhood. It is binary because it is all-or-nothing: you are either a person or you are not. A difficulty with binary views is that there will typically be subjects, like children and those with dementia, who do not meet the threshold, and so who (...)
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  • Rationing: The Loss of a Concept.H. Upton - 2011 - Journal of Medical Ethics 37 (7):406-409.
    In the literature on the subject there is a trend towards understanding the idea of rationing in healthcare very broadly, to include any form of restriction in supply. It is suggested in this paper that there are good reasons to resist this move, since it would both render the concept redundant through being trivially true and displace an earlier, egalitarian one that retains great moral significance for the supply of healthcare. The nature and significance of the narrower, egalitarian conception is (...)
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  • Youngest First? Why It’s Wrong to Discriminate Against the Elderly in Healthcare.Christopher Wareham - 2015 - South African Journal of Bioethics and Law 8 (1):35.
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