MIT 24 06J - Recitation 12: Rationing Health Care and Valuing Lives (2 pages)

Previewing page 1 of 2 page document View the full content.
View Full Document

Recitation 12: Rationing Health Care and Valuing Lives



Previewing page 1 of actual document.

View the full content.
View Full Document
View Full Document

Recitation 12: Rationing Health Care and Valuing Lives

50 views

Lecture Notes


Pages:
2
School:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Course:
24 06j - Bioethics

Unformatted text preview:

MIT OpenCourseWare http ocw mit edu 24 06J STS 006J Bioethics Spring 2009 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use visit http ocw mit edu terms 24 06 STS 006 Bioethics R12 TA Daniel Hagen Recitation 12 Rationing Health Care and Valuing Lives 1 Presentation Suhni Chung on rationing health care 2 Is health care rationing necessary and inevitable Ubel yes He considers three arguments that health care rationing is neither necessary nor inevitable Health care is special and shouldn t have any limits set on it We should rst eliminate wasteful practices The problem is the health insurance system which we should eliminate or restructure What does Ubel say to rebut these arguments What exactly is the problem to which health care rationing is a response Is it a scarce resources problem If it is a scarce resources problem what is the resource that is scarce 3 Health care rationing in practice NICE NICE o ers us an example of what a health care rationing system might look like in practice Who objects to NICE and to what parts What do you think of NICE Americans are wary of excessive government involvement in health care Why do you think this is Does the experience with NICE in Britain justify these concerns 4 Presentation Kathleen Clark Adams on valuing lives 5 What makes a life valuable Some cases to focus on In each case you have 100 respirators and 1000 people need them Those who do not receive a respirator will die Who should receive a respirator Case 1 The group is homogeneous The are all the same sex age ethnicity back ground intelligence abilities life prospects etc They all have the same amount of money Case 2 As in case 1 but they do not all have the same amount of money Some have more money than others Case 3 As in case 1 except that they are not all the same age There ages range from 1 year old to 100 years old evenly distributed across ages Case 4 As in case 1 except that they di er in their intelligence Some of the people are rather stupid



View Full Document

Access the best Study Guides, Lecture Notes and Practice Exams

Loading Unlocking...
Login

Join to view Recitation 12: Rationing Health Care and Valuing Lives and access 3M+ class-specific study document.

or
We will never post anything without your permission.
Don't have an account?
Sign Up

Join to view Recitation 12: Rationing Health Care and Valuing Lives and access 3M+ class-specific study document.

or

By creating an account you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use

Already a member?