Ethical Dimensions of Health Policy

Ethical Dimensions of Health Policy

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This book takes the interaction between bioethics and health policy to a new level. Moving beyond principles and normative frameworks, bioethicists writing in the volume consider the actual policy problems faced by health-care systems, while policy makers reflect on the moral values inherent in both the process and content of health policy. The book provides a history of the values implicit in US health policy, a discussion of the federal and state roles in policy making, an ethical examination of the social goals expressed through various policies, an analysis of the role of public opinion in the creation of health policy, and an exploration of the value of the private sector in health policy. In addition, the authors examine some of the major ethical controversies in health policy, such as the challenge of balancing ethical concerns with economic realities, the need to allocate scarce health resources fairly, the call for heightened accountability, and the impact of carious policies on vulnerable populations. The book concludes with an examination of the ethical issues in health services research, including the threats to privacy that arise in such research. To a greater extent than any previous volume, it establishes a stong connection between the disciplines of medical ethics and health policy.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 27.9mm | 589.68g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 5 line illustrations
  • 0195300831
  • 9780195300833
  • 2,024,408

Table of contents

PART 1: IDENTIFYING THE GOALS OF HEALTH CARE ; PART 2: CONNECTING ETHICS AND HEALTH POLICY ; PART 3: EXAMINING THE ETHICS OF HOW POLICY IS MADE ; PART 4: ETHICAL CONTROVERSIES IN HEALTH POLICY ; RESOURCE ALLOCATION ; ACCOUNTABILITY ; VULNERABLE POPULATIONS ; ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCHshow more

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The book contains a stimulating mix of perspectives, and includes chapters by some of the 'big names' from the fields of philosophy, political science, and policy studies. This book provides a waelth of material, much of it highly accessible to a genral audience... it will be a useful source for students and researchers in health policy and social medicine, and a useful addition to many reading lists. This book provides a broad and at the same time rigorous introduction to the role of ethics in health policy. It is an essential read for anyone with health care policy making responsibilities, but also interesting, enlightening and useful read for health care providers, personnel and for patients trying to make sense of the way in which health care is distributed. * Public Health *show more

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