Setting Limits: Medical Goals in an Aging Society with "A Response to My Critics"

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Georgetown University Press, Mar 1, 1995 - Medical - 272 pages

A provocative call to rethink America's values in health care.

 

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Contents

Health Care for the Elderly How Much Is Enough?
13
Reconstructing the Ends of Aging
25
Medicine and the Conquest of Aging
52
What Do the Young Owe the Old?
82
Allocating Resources to the Elderly
115
Care of the Elderly Dying
159
Old Age in New Times
201
A Response to My Critics
225
Demographic and HealthCare Projections for the Elderly
239
Notes
243
Index
263
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