The NHS and similar state run health services are often loath to treat terminal patients when valuable resources can be better employed treating patients who have some hope of recovery. Are they right or should money and effort not be a concern? Determine where you stand and defend your position.
Reading material to make notes on
· How much would you pay to live an extra year? http://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/2015/11/how-much-would-you-pay-to-live-an-extra-year/
· Funding expensive treatments for some on the NHS means less money for everyone else
· How much would you pay to live an extra year? http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20151201-how-much-would-you-pay-to-live-for-an-extra-year
· Breast cancer drug is too expensive http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/25/kadcyla-cancer-drug-too-expensive-nhs
· Pressure grows on Roche to lower drug price https://www.nice.org.uk/news/article/pressure-grows-on-roche-to-lower-breast-cancer-drug-price
· What doctors and patients want at the end of life http://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-doctors-patients-want-at-end-of-life/ Watch the video and read the text