Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 July 2019

232 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190946883

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Setting Health-Care Priorities

What Ethical Theories Tell Us

Torbjörn Tännsjö

  • Combines abstract ethical theory and real-life practical decision-making about resource allocation in medicine
  • Clearly explains and defends several theories of distributive ethics including utilitarianism, prioritarianism, and egalitarianism
  • Presents a controversial claim about how we ought to organize health-care systems so that they are fair and efficient