The value and quality of life.

  • Robin S Downie
  • Published 1999 in
    Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of…

Abstract

A medical view on 'the value of life' can be inferred from medical accounts of the quality of life: a life has value if it embodies certain qualities. Scales have been developed to quantify quality of life. While the term 'quality of life', is used frequently in everyday discourse, perceptions of what it might actually mean differ greatly and are often… (More)

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