HEASELL, S. and PATON, D., 2001. Economics and euthanasia. Health Services Management Research, 14, pp. 62-63.
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This paper argues that a cost-benefit type economic analysis of whether or not to prohibit euthanasia should not be undertaken by health services managers unless ethical issues have been resolved to a particular conclusion. A conclusion on ethical grounds in favour of the prohibition of euthanasia renders the consideration of economic criteria redundant. The case of the German euthanasia programme in the 1930s is used to illustrate the danger of attempting to combine ethical and economic criteria into a single decision rule.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Description:||This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in Health Services Management Research. The definitive version, detailed above, is available online at www.rsmjournals.com. Please note that access controls may apply.|
|Publication Title:||Health Services Management Research|
|Creators:||Heasell, S. and Paton, D.|
|Publisher:||Royal Society of Medicine Press|
|Divisions:||Schools > Nottingham Business School|
|Depositing User:||EPrints Services|
|Date Added:||09 Oct 2015 10:26|
|Last Modified:||23 Aug 2016 09:09|
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