Daniel Callahan-A case against euthanasia
AE is a social act
X. euthanasia is a social act. it requires the involvement of a physician. Because of this,
legal AE would pose a threat to the public.
x. Physician-patient confidentiality makes it impossible t
Illegal immigrants, health care, and social responsibility
X. We have a social responsibility to provide health care for some illegal immigrants.
X. We may have different responsibilities to people who play different social roles. There
H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr.: Rights to health care, social justice, and fairness in health care allocations.
X. Do we have an obligation to provide universal access to health care?
-Daniels says no
-Tristram says yes
X. Under what conditions to someone's
Justice, health, and health care
1. Is health care a special kind of good? Do we need special principles to govern access to it?
2. When are inequalities in health unjust?
3. How can wee meet competing health care needs fairly in the face o
The duty to promote health
X. The duty to promote health is not a physician's only duty.
X. Physicians also have thee duty to reduce suffering.
X. Thee duty to reduce suffering has limitations. The reduced suffering must benefit the patient.
X. Callahan &
Paul Menzel and Donald W. Light
A Conservative case for universal access to health care
X. Conservative values recommend providing universal access to health care:
x. the ability to take care of oneself and others.
x. preventing irresponsible free-