Should grand-parents die?
Published on : 09/04/2010
Author / Source : Margaret Somerville
"'Should the Grandparents Die?': Allocation of Medical Resources with an Aging Population"
14:3-4 Law, Medicine & Health Care 158-163. Reprinted in Martin Lyon Levine ed., The Elderly: Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare Policy, (October 2007), The International Library of Medicine, Ethics and Law, Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 1986
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