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John Lachs and Patrick Shade

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823256747

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.001.0001

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Questions of Life and Death

Questions of Life and Death

Chapter:
(p.131) Eight Questions of Life and Death
Source:
Freedom and Limits
Author(s):

Patrick Shade

John Lachs

Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0010

Calling attention to the costs arising from new technology that helps extend life almost indefinitely, Lachs argues that we consider the seasons of life when determining how to spend social resources. Extraordinary medical and surgical intervention at social cost should be available only to those who are not in their terminal season.

Keywords:   Medical technology, Seasons of life, Social costs

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