Title

Expanding Deliberation in Critical-Care Policy Design

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2-2016

Keywords

Critical care policy, Jeffrey Kirby

Organizational Units

Sturm College of Law

Abstract

Jeffrey Kirby's (2016) insightful contribution suggests that critical-care decisions should be responsive to the interests of multiple stakeholders, and that deliberative engagement can help achieve this goal. I agree. In this commentary, I suggest expanding on Kirby's account of critical care policy development in two ways. Critical-care policy development should expand the scope of deliberation by leaving fewer issues up to expertise or private choice, and it should broaden both the set of costs considered and the set of stakeholders represented in the deliberative process.

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