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Ethical issues in the allocation of health care resources

Hughes, David

Ethical issues in the allocation of health care resources

report to the Nuffield Provincial Hospitals Trust

by Hughes, David

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Published by Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College in Oxford .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementDavid Hughes, Alistair McGuire.
ContributionsMcGuire, Alistair., Nuffield Provincial Hospitals Trust.
The Physical Object
Pagination22 leaves ;
Number of Pages22
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19201489M

Definition: What is Resource Allocation? Resource allocation is the distribution of resources – usually financial - among competing groups of people or programs. When we talk about allocation of funds for healthcare, we need to consider three distinct levels of decision-making. Level 1: Allocating resources to healthcare versus other social File Size: 51KB. Ethical Issues in Resource Allocation, Research, and New Product Development Ethical dilemmas arising in setting priorities among interventions and among individuals in need of care are most acute when needs are great and resources few.

Ethical Issues Resource Allocation Ethical considerations Maximising Welfare / Benefit. In many ethical dilemmas in health care, for example informed consent, confidentiality or end of life decisions, the focus is on the individual patient. Ethical Framework for Decision Making in HPC During the COVID Pandemic Version, Ma References and Resources: “Ethical Issues in Pandemic Planning and Response”, NCBI Bookshelf article equitable allocation of healthcare dollars and resources, fairness, equality, and equitable treatment.

Aims. We aimed to identify policy, process and ethical issues related to allocation of National Health Service resources when patients with end‐of‐life illness are referred to acute care services. B Cited by: 2. The ethics of allocation of scarce health care resources: a view from the centre K C Caiman Chief Medical Ojficer, Department of Health, London Author's abstract Resource allocation is a central part of the decision making process in any health care system. Resources have always been finite, thus the ethical issues raised are not new.


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The Allocation of Health Care Resources book. An Ethical Evaluation of the 'QALY' Approach. The Allocation of Health Care Resources. The result is the most thorough account yet of the ethical issues raised by the use of the QALY as a basis for allocating health care resources.

TABLE OF CONTENTS. chapter 1 | 14 pages by: The Quality-Adjusted Life Year, or QALY, is the most developed proposal for such a unit of measure. In this book a distinguished team of ethicists and economists defend the core of the QALY proposal: that health care resources should be used so as to produce Cited by: Book Description.

The competition for limited health care resources is intensifying. We urgently need an acceptable method for deciding how they should be allocated.

But the goods that health care produces are of very different kinds. Health care can extend the lives of children and of older people. The purpose of this book is to provide both an ethical critique of prevailing approaches to health care allocation and to identify the basic ethical framework of moral principles that should govern the just allocation of health care resources.

The authors make it clear that this work is not a blueprint for resource allocation. Ethical Issues - Resource Allocation A summary of the ethical issues around the allocation of resources in health care.

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Introduction; Ethical considerations; Priorities Forums. From a global perspective, many resources in health care can be regarded as scarce.

57 countries have a “critical shortage” of doctors, nurses, and midwives. WHO estimates that 2–4 million new health professionals are needed to fill that : Tim Baker, Peter Baker.

Resource allocation is a central part of the decision-making process in any health care system. Resources have always been finite, thus the ethical issues raised are not new. The debate is now more open, and there is greater public awareness of the issues. It is increasingly recognised that it is the technology which determines by: Therefore a fair allocation of resources is one of the most important challenges of health systems and it is the main section in the decision-making process.

Having a fair health care system and equitable allocation of resources in the health care systems needs to use ethical criteria for distribution of resources. This paper has been developed to present an overview of the financial allocation methods in an ethical : E Shamsi Gooshki, M Alipoori Sakha, H Mostafavi.

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One of the unique contributions of this book is to consider nursing not only in the context of the individual nurse – patient relationship but also as a social good that is of necessity limited, due to the ultimate limits on the nursing and health care resource. This book will help the reader consider what good nursing looks like, both within the context of limitations on resources and under conditions of Author: P.

Anne Scott. Levels of Decision Making in the Allocation of Health Resources. The World Medical Association’s (WMA’s) Medical Ethics Manual identifies three levels of decision making for the allocation of health resources (Williams, ). Important ethical responsibilities exist at all three levels because decisions at each level are based on values and have significant consequences for the health and.

Ethical Issues in Rationing and Allocation of Limited Resources Levels of Allocating Resources Most discussions about rationing and allocation of health resources focus on specific situations involving denial of care for patients with cancer or other terminal diseases.

Code of Medical Ethics Opinion Physicians’ primary ethical obligation is to promote the well-being of their patients. Policies for allocating scarce health care resources can impede their ability to fulfill that obligation, whether those policies address situations of chronically limited resources, such as ICU (intensive care unit) beds, medications, or solid organs for.

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The main ethical issue on allocation of resources among the elderly is not entirely based on the quantity of treatment provided, but rather establishing protocols that seek optimum care based on the patient needs (Milstead, ).The organization decision making model of healthcare resources among the elderly population and end of life care should be determined by the following ethical standards.

The Ethics of Health Care Allocation. Authored By: Anthony Fisher, Virtually every significant problem in medical ethics either includes ethical issues concerning the allocation of scarce resources or is shaped by allocation decisions that are subject to ethical evaluation. Healthcare resource allocation decisions should be made, as far.

Ethical Framework for Resource Allocation during the Drug Supply Shortage 1. Introduction On March 7,the Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) struck a Drug Shortage Technical Advisory Group to provide technical expertise and broad stakeholder input on plans to respond to possible drug supply shortages resulting fromFile Size: KB.

Resources In Healthcare Ethics The following articles were published in Health Progress in the past several years. Refer to the annual indexes in each December issue of Health Progress for more complete listings of articles on healthcare ethics. Start studying Ethics and Allocating Health Care Resources.

Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Relevant Books and Chapters John Kilner, Criteria for the Allocation of Limited Healthcare Resources: The Timeless Challenge of the Coronavirus (COVID) Crisis.

Updated and adapted from chap “Determining Who Lives” in Life on the Line: Ethics, Aging, Ending Patients' Lives, and Allocating Vital Resources.The book is the outcome of a 2-year study by a multi-professional working group, set up in Edinburgh, with the brief to consider the ethical aspects of resource allocation in health care, to identify^ the moral issues involved, and to seek consensus where possible and clarify areas of disagreement.We address some of these concerns in this chapter, identifying some of the principal ethical issues that arise in the development and allocation of effective interventions for developing countries.