UK ethicist remarks on dementia patients

February 2009
Hospice Management Advisor;Feb2009, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p22
The article focuses on the insights of Mary Warnock, Great Britain's Baroness and considered as an expert on medical ethics. Warnock strongly suggests that people with dementia have the responsibility to die in order not to strain public health resources. She believes that demented people are just wasting other people's lives, as well as the resources of the National Health Service. Warnock's insights have been criticized as inconsistent with morality or bioethical principles.


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