Life extension technology: implications for public policy and regulation

Bartlett, Helen and Underwood, Mair (2009) Life extension technology: implications for public policy and regulation. Health Sociology Review, 18 4: 423-433. doi:10.5172/hesr.2009.18.4.423

Author Bartlett, Helen
Underwood, Mair
Title Life extension technology: implications for public policy and regulation
Journal name Health Sociology Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1446-1242
Publication date 2009-12-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.5172/hesr.2009.18.4.423
Volume 18
Issue 4
Start page 423
End page 433
Total pages 11
Place of publication Australia
Publisher eContent Management
Language eng
Formatted abstract
While commentaries about life extension from biogerontologists, demographers,
geneticists and ethicists have increased in recent years, these have paid little
attention to the public policy implications of life extension or the perspectives
of community members and policymakers themselves. This paper draws on the
fi ndings from a three-year research project about strong life extension which
involved interviews with community members, and state and federal policymakers.
The paper explores and compares the views of community members and
policymakers about policy priorities arising from life extension, and examines
these within the context of existing literature and available evidence. Thus the
paper provides an important evidence base to inform policy development on
life extension and argues that general community perspectives are important to
consider in public and policy debates about the development and regulation of
life extension.
Keyword Sociology
Life extension
Public policy
Antiaging medicine
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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