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  1. Bonuses as Incentives and Rewards for Health Responsibility: A Good Thing?H. Schmidt - 2008 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 33 (3):198-220.
    Bonuses, as incentives or rewards for health -related behavior, feature prominently in German social health insurance. Their goal is centered around promoting personal responsibility, but reducing overall health -care expenditure and enabling competition between sickness funds also play a role. The central position of personal responsibility in German health -care policy is described, and a framework is offered for an analysis of the ethical issues raised by policies seeking to promote responsibility. The framework entails seven tests relating to: solidarity; equality (...)
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  • Prolonging Life and Delaying Death: The Role of Physicians in the Context of Limited Intensive Care Resources.Robert C. McDermid & Sean M. Bagshaw - 2009 - Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 4:3-.
    Critical care is in an emerging crisis of conflict between what individuals expect and the economic burden society and government are prepared to provide. The goal of critical care support is to prevent suffering and premature death by intensive therapy of reversible illnesses within a reasonable timeframe. Recently, it has become apparent that early support in an intensive care environment can improve patient outcomes. However, life support technology has advanced, allowing physicians to prolong life (and postpone death) in circumstances that (...)
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  • Taking Patient Virtue Seriously.J. K. Miles - 2019 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 40 (2):141-149.
    Virtue theory in philosophical bioethics has influenced clinical ethics with depictions of the virtuous doctor or nurse. Comparatively little has been done with the concept of the virtuous patient, however. Bioethicists should correct the asymmetry in virtue theory between physician virtues and patient virtues in a way that provides a practical theory for the new patient-centered medicine—something clinicians and administrators can take seriously.
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  • Caregiver Burden and the Medical Ethos.Karsten Witt, Johanne Stümpel & Christiane Woopen - 2017 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 20 (3):383-391.
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