INDEX
access (to medical care). See fairness;
Medicare; medicine; organ donation;
patients; therapies
Affordable Care Act, 218, 242
Age Discrimination Act, 222
Agency for Healthcare Research and
Quality, 106
aging: cancer therapies and, 10, 15;
clinical trials populations and, 71–73,
94–98; death’s prolonging and,
4–5, 9–11, 13, 26–28, 49–50, 133–64;
dialysis and, 146–48, 281n17; equity
issues and, 217–26, 246–47; family
emotional labor and, 8–9, 13–14, 18,
22–23, 39, 165–69, 171–73, 178–79,
187–94; indication creep and,
57–61; Medicare policy and, 49–50,
100, 107–10, 114–15; prognoses and,
203–8, 212–13; the quandary and,
21–23, 29–32, 39–43, 131–32; technol-
ogy’s relation to, 4–5, 13, 133–64
aiDs
epidemic, 82–84, 89–91, 93
Albert, Joe, 137–40, 142
altruism (as donation motivator), 177,
183, 192, 226–36
Alzheimer’s disease, 68, 110
ambivalence (about proceeding with
therapies): decision- making burdens
and, 47–50, 134–37, 165, 212–13; ordi-
nary medicine and, 22–26; patients’
age and, 10, 39–43
American Association of Medical
Colleges, 70
American College of Cardiology, 119, 140
American Heart Association, 119
American Society of Transplant
Surgeons, 228
Ames, Doris, 103–4, 111, 134
And a Time to Die (Kaufman), 255n3
appropriateness (of organ donations),
228–29, 236. See also families (of
patients); organ donation; patients;
transplants
Archives of Internal Medicine, 112
Archives of Surgery, 226
Association of Organ Procurement
Organizations, 226
Avastin (drug), 87–94, 265n73
Beeson, Paul, 62, 65–68
bioethics, 243–44, 271n32. See also
ethical field
brachytherapy, 260n47
Butler, Robert, 33, 95
Callahan, Daniel, 238, 243
Cambrosio, Alberto, 86
cancer: activism and, 83–94; clinical
trials on, 71, 73–78, 265n72; drug
costs and, 1, 81–82, 87–88, 218,
263n37; as impetus for research,
62–63; organ transplants and, 27–28,
45–48, 159–60, 163–64; patients’ age
and, 10, 15; prognoses and, 198–202,
208–12, 215; recoveries from, 132
Car ter, Adam, 45–48, 111, 160, 169
CD4
cells, 90, 264n55
CDC
(Centers for Disease Control), 218
chain of health care drivers. See health
care drivers
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