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Disability, discrimination and death : is it justified to ration life saving treatment for disabled newborn infants?

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Disability might be relevant to decisions about life support in intensive care in several ways. It might affect the chance of treatment being successful, or a patient’s life expectancy with treatment. It may affect whether treatment is in a patient’s best interests. However, even if treatment would be of overall benefit it may be unaffordable and consequently unable to be provided. In this paper we will draw on the example of neonatal intensive care, and ask whether or when it is justified to...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s40592-014-0002-y

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University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
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Julian Savulescu
Publisher:
Springer International Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Monash Bioethics Review Journal website
Volume:
32
Issue:
1-2
Pages:
43–62
Publication date:
2014-03-05
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1836-6716
ISSN:
1321-2753
URN:
uuid:d1ca0ec3-b1ab-459e-8f49-5eb6d8aac970
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ora:9775

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