Health Care and Ethics

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Essay #: 064458
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Health Care and Ethics
1. Issues arise in relation to distributive justice when there are conditions of scarcity and competition. The health care system normally operates under constraints. The principle of each according to his/her social contribution is unfair since many people do not have equal access or equal rights as others. Based on the fair opportunity rule, no person should be given benefits when they have advantages for which they are not responsible (Beauchamp & Childress 235). Certain people are situated in privileged positions by comparison with others. The strength of the principle is that it provides a means to base benefits on deserving the benefits. It is often the case in health care that benefits and programs are...
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.....distinction (Lewis 198). The typical example of the slippery slope is the Netherlands but abuses seem to be rare. The slippery slope would be true if legalization caused involuntary euthanasia. The proof would be seen in an increase of involuntary euthanasia as well as evidence that legalization caused that increase (Lewis 199). There is no evidence in either case.
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