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The Future of BioethicsInternational Dialogues$
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Akira Akabayashi

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199682676

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.001.0001

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Commentary

Commentary

How to Combine Universal and Particular Elements in the Distributive Process

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(p.586) 16.5 Commentary
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The Future of Bioethics
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Wilhelm Vossenkuhl

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.003.0080

An unavoidable conflict lurks between the universal ethical principles and the particular needs which govern the distribution of goods in public health. This causes unacceptable inequalities. Three maxims are proposed in order to overcome possible inequalities in distribution of scarce indivisible goods such as post mortem donor organs.

Keywords:   Distributive justice, inequality, ethical claims

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