Rationing Medical Care on the Basis of Age explores this highly topical issue and presents a critical argument on the nature of the possible crisis. Its in-depth philosophical analysis of the main ethical positions adopts an interdisciplinary and international approach. This book is important reading for healthcare policy makers and shapers and healthcare managers. Academics in ethics, philosophy, ecomics, and all healthcare disciplines will find it useful, as will public health specialists, health ecomists, and social scientists with an interest in health and medicine.
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Honorary Research Professor of Medical Ethics and the Philosophy of Psychiatry, University of Aberdeen; Ereritus Professor of Social Medicine, University of Aberdeen