Ageing, Justice, and Resource Allocation

Tom Walker

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Around the world the population is ageing in ways that pose new challenges for health care providers. To date these have mostly been formulated in terms of challenges created by increasing costs, and the focus has been squarely on life prolonging treatments. However, this focus ignores the ways in which many older people require life enhancing treatments to counteract the effects of physical and mental decline. This paper argues that in doing so it misses important aspects of what justice requires when it comes to older people.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-352
JournalJournal of Medical Ethics
Issue number6
Early online date04 May 2016
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016


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