Tag: rationing

Blog Posts (7)

January 13, 2016

Professional Judgment and Justice: Equal Respect for the Professional Judgment of Critical-Care Physicians

by David Magnus, PhD and Norm Rizk, MD

This issue’s target article by Kirby (2016) raises an incredibly important and challenging set of issues: Whether, when, and how should limits be placed on patient access to intensive medical care?…

January 17, 2015

Can Safety, Freedom And Rationing Co-Exist For The Elderly?

by Susan Mathews, Bioethics Program Alumna (2014) In a recent op-ed article, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, former Special Advisor for Health Policy to the Obama Administration, stated that he did not want to live beyond the age of 75. At that point, his productive life would be over and he become a burden rather than a benefit to […]
December 16, 2014

Does A Just Society Use the “R” Word?

by Susan Mathews, Bioethics Program Alumna (2014) Healthcare spending in the U.S. is expected to grow by more than 5 percent annually over the next ten years. Should that prediction hold true, by 2023 health care spending will account for a fifth of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP). Unfortunately, this level of spending is not sustainable […]
July 25, 2012

Rationing at the Bedside: Dr. Roger Barrow on Ethical Issues in Family Medicine

We are pleased to share with you a guest blog post from Roger Barrow, MD. Dr. Barrow is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and practices at the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez, CA.…

April 28, 2010

Ethics of Rationing End-of-Life Care: Can We Ever Agree?

A PBS forum with Arthur Caplan and others asked the BIG question about rationing end-of-life care, and perhaps rationing in general: can we as a society ever agree as to what the rational goals of health care can be at the end of life?…

September 25, 2009

Former Governor Embraces the "R-Word"--And It's About Time!

Former Governor Dick Lamm has come out to do something that most of us realists in the healthcare debate have done long ago: acknowledged that the “r-word”–rationing–is not a dirty word, and in fact, is something we already do in our health care system.…

November 24, 2008

Is it Bad to Ration? Callahan Says No.

In the NYT health blog, the New Old Age, Jane Gross blogs about Dan Callahan’s recent commentary on the virtues of rationing healthcare, particularly for the Medicare system.…

Published Articles (3)

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 12 Issue 1 - Jan 2012

Unpredictable Drug Shortages: An Ethical Framework for Short-Term Rationing in Hospitals Philip Rosoff

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 10 Issue 4 - Apr 2010

Response to Open Peer Commentaries on ?Complete Lives in the Balance?

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 10 Issue 4 - Apr 2010

Complete Lives in the Balance