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Setting limits : medical goals in an aging society

Author: Daniel Callahan
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues "from an ethical perspective" that medical resources should be allocated to the aged to improve their quality of life and to lengthen their productive life span but not only to increase their longevity.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Callahan, Daniel, 1930-
Setting limits.
New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1987
(OCoLC)569927300
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Callahan
ISBN: 0671224778 9780671224776 0671668315 9780671668310
OCLC Number: 16003882
Description: 256 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Health care for the elderly : how much is enough? --
Reconstructing the ends of aging --
Medicine and the conquest of aging --
What do the young owe the old? --
Allocating resources to the elderly --
Care of the elderly dying --
Old age in new times.
Responsibility: Daniel Callahan.

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Argues "from an ethical perspective" that medical resources should be allocated to the aged to improve their quality of life and to lengthen their productive life span but not only to increase their longevity.

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