Belgian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology. Fall meeting. Colonster BEL, 1993/11/20.
The raising of economic issues related to the care of patients in the vegetative state (V.S.) is troublesome to both health-care practitioners and to the public opinion, given the general perception that economics and ethics are incompatible.
The main purpose of this article is to show that economic considerations are not merely reconcilable with ethical concerns, they nourish, enrich, and complement them.
Three areas of intersection between ethics and economics are described :
economic considerations can help bring to the surface the choices involved in decision-making, whether they are explicit or not ;
these considerations are a natural outgrowth of a well thought-out ethical approach ;
an economic analysis can accommodate and take into consideration ethical criteria.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etat végétatif, Aspect économique, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Trouble neurologique, Trouble conscience, Coma
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Vegetative state, Economic aspect, Human, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Neurological disorder, Consciousness impairment, Coma
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