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  1. Bioethics in Developing Countries: Ethics of Scarcity and Sacrifice.C. Olweny - 1994 - Journal of Medical Ethics 20 (3):169-174.
    Contemporary issues such as euthanasia, surrogate motherhood, organ transplantation and gene therapy, which occupy the minds of ethicists in the industrialized countries are, for the moment, irrelevant in most developing countries. There, the ethics of scarcity, sacrifice, cross-cultural research, as well as the activities of multinational companies, are germane. In this article, only the ethics of scarcity and sacrifice will be discussed. Structural adjustment programmes, designed to solve the economic problems of the developing countries, muddied the waters. The dilemma confronting (...)
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  • A Plea for a Touch of Realism: Reply to P Whitaker.D. Lamb - 1990 - Journal of Medical Ethics 16 (3):134-135.
    This reply to P Whitaker's `Resource allocation: a plea for a touch of realism' acknowledges that health-care ethics should be relevant to events in the real world, but questions the extent to which philosophical inquiry should be confined to parameters determined by existing sociopolitical forces. The reading of the daily paper is the morning prayer of the realist.
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  • Resource Allocation: Idealism, Realism, Pragmatism, Openness.N. W. Goodman - 1991 - Journal of Medical Ethics 17 (4):179-180.
    Lewis and Charny have come under siege for suggesting remote questioning to decide appropriate medical care. While the criticisms are theoretically valid, the idea is so important practically that Lewis and Charny should be supported and their approach investigated as a way of making medical treatment at least more open and possibly more fair.
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