Changing Health Care Systems from Ethical, Economic, and Cross Cultural Perspectives / Edition 1

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This volume explores the impact of various health-care structures on t he ability of health-care professionals to practice in an ethically ac ceptable manner. The limits of ethical possibility are created by the system within which health-care workers must practice: a system which mandates 'getting to know your patient' but at the same time is restr icted by financial concerns of a hospital, hospice, or a health manage ment organization. This juxtaposition of the two conflicting concerns of a health- care worker is discussed in this volume.This volume will be of interest to health-care ethicists, as well as health-care profes sionals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306465789
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 5/31/2001
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 170
  • Product dimensions: 0.56 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Health Care Systems and Ethics; E.H. Loewy. 2. Facing Finitude in Health; L.R. Churchill. 3. Health Care as a Right; E.-H.W. Kluge. 4. The Oregon Health Plan Ten Years Later; M.J. Garland. 5. A Mortgage on the House of God; P.A. Pugno. 6. Values in Medicine; F.T. Fitzgerald. 7. Generational Conflicts and their Impact on Thinking about the Healthcare System; R. Gronemeyer. 8. The Uninsured and the Rationing of Health Care; D. Chinitz, A. Israeli. 9. Application and Implications of Deontology, Utilitarianism and Pragmatism for Medical Practice; T. Cornelius. 10. The Old Ethics and the New Economics of Health Care; B. Rich. 11. Playing the HMO Language Game; R.Springer Loewy, E.H. Loewy. 12. Rationing Health Care in the United States and Canada; W. Glannon. 13. Altering Capitation to Reduce the Incentive to Undertreat Patients Inappropriately; R. Jaffe. 14. Cross Cultural Issues in Medicine; J.K. Park. 15. Competing Interests in Pediatric Managed Care Settings; S.E. Zinner-Kemp. Index.
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