The Ethics of Health Care Rationing

The Ethics of Health Care Rationing : An Introduction

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The first textbook to introduce the basic ethical arguments concerning the distribution of health care distribution

Fully revised and updated, with new chapters on disability, age and the cost of pharmaceutical goods and therapies in the context of rationing

Lots of examples throughout the book and updated questions for classroom discussion and annotated further reading
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Product details

  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 10.92mm | 370g
  • Routledge
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 2nd edition
  • 4 Line drawings, black and white; 1 Tables, black and white; 4 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0367505126
  • 9780367505127

Table of contents

Preface to the second edition Introduction 1. Ethics and health care 2. The value of health 3. Ethics and cost-effectiveness 4. Disability discrimination 5. The question of age 6. The aggregation of health benefits 7. Responsibility for health 8. The price of drugs Conclusion. Glossary Bibliography Index
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'Most contemporary publications related to health care rationing are written for specialized, often academic, audiences, but this work is an introduction to the topic for general readers. It is accessible to those with no prior knowledge of philosophy, bioethics, or health policy. Suggested readings are available at the end of each chapter for both new and advanced readers to explore chapter topics in more depth. Summing Up: Recommended. All health sciences students, researchers/faculty, professionals/practitioners, and general readers.' - M. L. Charleroy, CHOICE





'Against the background of ineluctable scarcity in healthcare resources, this important, accessible and provocative book introduces readers to pressing issues concerning how, morally speaking, we ought to determine who gets what. If we want an informed public debate on healthcare rationing, I don’t know of a better place to start.' - Samuel Kerstein, University of Maryland, USA





'A great introduction to the field, combining philosophical sophistication with economic literacy to deliver profound insights into the resource allocation dilemmas facing health care decision makers. A valuable resource for students and health professionals alike.' - Richard Cookson, University of York, UK





'Bognar and Hirose illuminate and make accessible the most pressing and entrenched controversies in health care rationing. This book spans political philosophy, health economics and bioethics, grounding arguments in vividly described cases. It delivers complex ideas in a relaxed style perfectly suited to drawing us all in to a long overdue common inquiry.' - Monique Jonas, University of Auckland, New Zealand 





'The Ethics of Health Care Rationing is…a ‘must read’ for students of bioethics and other interested parties, as it sheds a light on issues that we often tend to avoid or ignore in our field. Moreover, it is an agreeable read and the mix of real-life and fictional examples works particularly well.' - Kristien Hens, Ethical Perspectives
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Praise for the First Edition

'Most contemporary publications related to health care rationing are written for specialized, often academic, audiences, but this work is an introduction to the topic for general readers. It is accessible to those with no prior knowledge of philosophy, bioethics, or health policy. Suggested readings are available at the end of each chapter for both new and advanced readers to explore chapter topics in more depth. Summing Up: Recommended. All health sciences students, researchers/faculty, professionals/practitioners, and general readers.' - M. L. Charleroy, CHOICE

'Against the background of ineluctable scarcity in healthcare resources, this important, accessible and provocative book introduces readers to pressing issues concerning how, morally speaking, we ought to determine who gets what. If we want an informed public debate on healthcare rationing, I don't know of a better place to start.' - Samuel Kerstein, University of Maryland, USA

'A great introduction to the field, combining philosophical sophistication with economic literacy to deliver profound insights into the resource allocation dilemmas facing health care decision makers. A valuable resource for students and health professionals alike.' - Richard Cookson, University of York, UK

'Bognar and Hirose illuminate and make accessible the most pressing and entrenched controversies in health care rationing. This book spans political philosophy, health economics and bioethics, grounding arguments in vividly described cases. It delivers complex ideas in a relaxed style perfectly suited to drawing us all in to a long overdue common inquiry.' - Monique Jonas, University of Auckland, New Zealand

'The Ethics of Health Care Rationing is...a 'must read' for students of bioethics and other interested parties, as it sheds a light on issues that we often tend to avoid or ignore in our field. Moreover, it is an agreeable read and the mix of real-life and fictional examples works particularly well.' - Kristien Hens, Ethical Perspectives
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About Greg Bognar

Greg Bognar is Senior Lecturer in Practical Philosophy at Stockholm University and Senior Researcher at the Stockholm Centre for Healthcare Ethics (CHE), Sweden. He is currently working on an edited volume with Axel Gosseries on the ethics of age limits and age discrimination.

Iwao Hirose is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Value Theory and the Philosophy of Public Policy at McGill University, Canada. He is the author of Egalitarianism (Routledge, 2015) and Moral Aggregation (2015), and a coeditor of The Oxford Handbook of Value Theory (2015) and Weighing and Reasoning (2015).
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