Chapter 29. Allocation of Medical Resources

  1. R. G. Frey and
  2. Christopher Heath Wellman
  1. H. Tristram Engelhardt JR and
  2. Ana Smith Iltis

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996621.ch29

A Companion to Applied Ethics

A Companion to Applied Ethics

How to Cite

Engelhardt, H. T. and Iltis, A. S. (2005) Allocation of Medical Resources, in A Companion to Applied Ethics (eds R. G. Frey and C. Heath Wellman), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996621.ch29

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781557865946

Online ISBN: 9780470996621



  • allocation of medical resources;
  • moral concerns surrounding allocation;
  • limits of governmental authority;
  • thoery of justice to medicine;
  • teleological approaches to health-care allocation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Conceptual Geography

  • Some Teleological Approaches to Distributing Health Care

  • Hypothetical Contractor Theory

  • Libertarian Approaches: Autonomy by Default

  • Conclusion