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Why put such a radical into power?

A summary of Dr. Emanuel's tract reads:

Allocation of very scarce medical interventions such as organs and vaccines is a persistent ethical challenge. We evaluate eight simple allocation principles that can be classified into four categories: treating people equally, favouring the worst-off, maximizing total benefits, and promoting and rewarding social usefulness. No single principle is sufficient to incorporate all morally relevant considerations and therefore individual principles must be combined into multiprinciple allocation systems. We evaluate three systems: the United Network for Organ Sharing points systems, quality-adjusted life-years, and disability-adjusted life-years. We recommend an alternative system­the complete lives system­which prioritizes younger people who have not yet lived a complete life, and also incorporates prognosis, save the most lives, lottery, and instrumental value principles.

 
2mothershelpers

Asked by 2mothershelpers at 9:53 PM on Aug. 17, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (19)
  • czars? why so many like 32?

    Actually that's 34 m'dear
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:29 AM on Aug. 18, 2009

  • The problem for President Obama is that this is not something Emanuel said in casual conversation. It is available for any one who would like to see it in print. (See below.) So even as Prof. Emanuel backs away from the written statement, saying that his thinking has "evolved" on the question of rationing care to benefit the stronger members of society while denying care to the weaker ones, it has caused more apprehension about the Democrats health care reform efforts.
    2mothershelpers

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 9:55 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1915835,00.html

    Read the truth
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:58 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • Time is a very biased liberal magazine! spinning the truth to curtail their liberal writers.
    2mothershelpers

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 10:01 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • Time is a very biased liberal magazine! spinning the truth to curtail their liberal writers.

    You can believe what you wish, I'll believe the truth. By the way...whats the sourse of YOUR copy and pasted question?
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:05 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • x-2547-Watchdog-Politics-Examiner~y2009m8d16-Obama-health-advisor-Emanuel-Complete-Lives-System-questioned
    2mothershelpers

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 10:05 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • Philadelphia Examiner which is not a biased news(both sides represented
    but these are his WORDS!
    2mothershelpers

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 10:09 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • 2mothers you are completely wrong, and a quick (unbiased) summary of Emmanuel will show that the man works against euthanasia and has dedicated his life to improving care for people. You are the one spinning here. Before you start yelling about your quote, and what it sounds like to me is an excerpt to a lengthy medical ethics book. None of what he says in that quote supports the assertion that he is a radical.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 10:10 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • Ms. that is yur opinion.
    2mothershelpers

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 10:13 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • The fact that Michele Bachman started these malicious lies should be all you need to know that it is NOT true!
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:13 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

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