This unique and comprehensive second edition of an important volume presents writing from renowned authors about achieving social justice in medicine. Each of the 42 chapters addresses continuing and emerging policy challenges facing medicine. They deepen our understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of issues in the contemporary debate.
Cover Contents Contributors Introduction PART I: Theoretical Foundations 1. Justice, Health, and Health Care 2. Justice, Liberty, and the Choice of Health-System Structure 3. A Utilitarian Approach to Justice in Health Care 4. Justice Pluralism: Resource Allocation in Medicine and Public Health 5. Health Risk and Health Security 6. Aggregation and the Moral Relevance of Context in Health Care Decision-Making 7. Why There Is No Right to Health Care 8. Equality, Democracy, and the Human Right to Health Care PART II: Access and Rationing 9. Unequal by Design: Health Care, Distributive Justice, and the American Political Process 10. Justice of and Within Health Care Finance 11. Setting Priorities for a Basic Minimum of Accessible Health Care 12. Why Justice Requires Rationing in Health Care 13. Priority to the Worse Off in Health Care Resource Prioritization 14. Whether to Discontinue Non futile Use of a Scarce Resource 15. Responsibility for Health Status 16. Health Care Justice and Political Agency 2011 17. Allocating Health Care Resources in the UK: Putting Principles into Practice 18. Global Health, Human Rights, and Distributive Justice 19. Equal Access to Health Care Under the UN Disability Rights Convention PART III: Populations 20. Justice, Health, and the Price of Poverty 21. Racial Groups, Distrust, and the Distribution of Health Care 22. Gender Justice in the Health Care System: An Elusive Goal 23. Justice for Gay and Lesbian People in Health Care 24. Health Care Justice for the Chronically Ill and Disabled: A Defi ciency in Justice Theory and How to Cure It 25. Getting from Here to There: Claiming Justice for the Severely Cognitively Disabled 26. Cognitive Surrogacy, Assisted Participation, and Moral Status. 27. Health Care Reform and Children's Right to Health Care: A Modest Proposal 28. Premature and Compromised Neonates 29. Age Rationing Under Conditions of Injustice 30. Health Care for Soldiers 31. Social Justice and Correctional Health Services PART IV: Dilemmas and Priorities 32. Are Pre-existing Condition Exclusion Clauses Just? Lessons from Causal and Ethical Considerations Regarding Genetic Testing 33. Oral and Mental Health Services 34. Limits of Science and Boundaries of Access: Alternative Health Care 35. Just Expectations: Family Caregivers, Practical Identities, and Social Justice in the Provision of Health Care 36. Justice in Research on Human Subjects 37. Just Genetics: The Ethical Challenges of Personalized Medicine 38. Expanded Newborn Screening: Contemporary Challenges to the Parens Patriae Doctrine and the Use of Public Resources 39. Justice, Profound Neurological Injury, and Brain Death 40. Justice in Transplant Organ Allocation 41. Justice in Planning for Pandemics and Disasters 42. Justice Has (Almost) Nothing to Do With It: Medical Malpractice and Tort Reform Index A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y.
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