?Koch's work highlights how people think about complex issues and reinforces the priority they give to relationships, even relationships with the most visibly compromised people. For gerontologists, who are interested in ethics and social policy, the book provides a useful way to think about important philosophically oriented public issues. The book has important things to say about these significant subjects. It is worth reading. This book...has practical and philosophical importance as we move into the 21st century; it will provoke significant questions about what matters as we think about health care reform and our lives as both individuals and members of communities.?-Contemporary Gerontology
"Impressive! Koch shows how to include both individuals and the community in health care decision making. His approach is qualitative and rigorous and his conclusions are thought provoking."-Daniel Burston, Associate Professor Psychology Department, Duquesne University Author, The Wing of Madness
"I found The Limits of Prinicple to be a provocative, groundbreaking approach to bioethics....I recommend this book to anyone seeking to improve our ability to provide quality medical care in situations that raise difficult ethical questions."-James G. Dolan, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Rochester
"This book is Koch at his most cogent and persuasive. It is a pleasure to read, and more importantly, may point the way out of the intractable ethical dilemmas that have bedeviled the field for so many years, and which promise to worsen considerably with the passage of time, unless his advice is heeded. This is must reading...."-Arlette Lefebvre, MD, FRCP, O.On. Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Univ. of Toronto Staff Psychiatrist, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
"I am convinced that Koch's MCDM approach has proven itself to be an invaluable bioethical tool, bridging principle and practice to articulate a hierarchy of biopsychosocial criteria for the selection of candidates for any potentially lifesaving procedure where demand exceeds supply. This book is a 'must read' for anyone involved in tertiary medical practice!"-Kathryn L. Braun, DrPH Associate Professor and Director, Center on Aging School of Public Health, University of Hawaii
About the Author
TOM KOCH is a research associate in bioethics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. He is the author of eight other books, including Mirrored Lives: Aging Children and Elderly Parents (Praeger, 1990) and A Place in Time: Caregivers for Their Elderly (Praeger, 1993).