Health care for the elderly: A social obligation

J. Michael Stallard, Ilene M. Decker, Judith Bunnell Sellers

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

    8 Scopus citations


    TOPIC: Ageism in the allocation of health care. PURPOSE: To explore the ethical bases for rationing health care according to age, and to make appropriate recommendations for nursing policy and practice. SOURCES: Published literature. CONCLUSIONS: Limiting access to resources and opportunities for older Americans simply because they are old is clearly a case of ageism. The authors opine that society has an obligation to provide an adequate level of health care to all, rationing on the basis of age is wrong, and nursing policy and practice should support this stance.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)5-15
    Number of pages11
    JournalNursing forum
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nursing(all)


    Dive into the research topics of 'Health care for the elderly: A social obligation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this