Living and Dying Well

Living and Dying Well

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In the second volume of his trilogy, Petrinovich presents a detailed account of the dilemmas that humans in technologically advanced societies face when confronted by matters of life, death, and medical treatment. The issues he discusses include genetic screening, the Human Genome Project, criteria for defining death, organ donation and transplantation, and assisted suicide and euthanasia. Petrinovich also discusses healthcare policy issues such as the allocation of scarce medical resources and rationing. He argues for adequate health care as a fundamental moral necessity and makes a number of policy recommendations.(Published in cloth by Plenum Press, 1996)(1993) examined several relevant indices of availability: inpatient medical-care beds per thousand population, inpatient days ... average length of stay, occupancy rates, number of employees per bed, number of physicians per thousand, and physician contacts per capita. ... GPs amount to about one-third of all U.S. physicians, well below the 50% or more found in Canada and many European nations.

Title:Living and Dying Well
Author:Lewis Petrinovich
Publisher:MIT Press - 1998


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