Allocating Scarce Medical Resources by Worth: Shaw’s Critique in The Doctor’s Dilemma

McConnell, Terrance
March 2008
Journal of Value Inquiry;Mar2008, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p91
Academic Journal
The article reports on the allocation of scarce medical resources, which focuses on the problem faced by Colenso Ridgeon in Bernard Shaw's "The Doctor's Dilemma," a play. It examines the reasons for thinking that the entire approach of Ridgeon to resolving his dilemmas is misguided. The author argues that the play's principle on human nature renders people unable to allocate scarce medical resource in just a manner.


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