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By Jonathan J. Herring

ISBN-10: 0199592535

ISBN-13: 9780199592531

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R (Burke) v. GMC [2005] 3 FCR 169 Leslie Burke suffered from a serious degenerative condition. He was concerned that at some point in the future, doctors would decide to withdraw food and hydration from him and sought a declaration that he would get the treatment he needed. The Court of Appeal refused. Although autonomy gave him the right to refuse treatment, he did not have the right to demand that doctors give him treatment, which the doctors had decided would be inappropriate. The doctors would take into account his wishes to continue to receive hydration and nutrition, but they would not be compelled to give it to him.

Usually, a zero score is used for no improvement in life quality, whereas a one would be given for a treatment which restored a patient from near death to full health. 17 One of the major benefits of QALY is that it provides a way of comparing the cost-effectiveness of radically different treatments: is treating depression more effective than treating an ingrown toenail? At fi rst, seeking to choose between them seems impossible, but a QALY approach offers some way of doing that. It can assess how much improvement in quality of life a treatment offers and for how long.

Other consequentialists would take a broader view and include not just happiness, but other factors such as health and friendship in the Grand theories | 3 calculation of what is good. They argue that most people do not just seek happiness in life, but recognize the values of other goods, too (see Hope 2005). 7 Going back to the issue of what to choose on the menu. If the diner, trying to be a good consequentialist, is considering what goods will be produced, how many people should he or she take into account?

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