Health Care Policy in an Age of New Technologies / Edition 1

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The authors, professors of political science at Southwest Missouri State University, explore challenges facing health care policy makers in a new technological age and suggest values and principles which should guide policy making in such areas as organ transplants, the right to die, genetic research and privacy, and confidentiality of medical records. They look at how other countries confront issues raised in health care policy areas, such as rationing and cloning, and discuss patient rights, problems of managed care, and medical education and physician training. Chapter discussion questions are included, as well as lists of print sources, Web sites, films, documentaries, and case studies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765606464
  • Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/27/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 462
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Foreword
Preface
1 Technology, Values, and Health Care Policy in the New Millennium 3
2 The Right to Die 28
3 Organ Transplants 66
4 Genetic Research and Health Care 111
5 Privacy of Medical Records and Confidentiality 156
6 Health Care Rationing 195
7 Patients' Bill of Rights 244
8 Medical Education and Physician Training 288
9 Conclusion 326
App. A: Web Sites 337
App. B: Films and Videos 345
References 353
Index 401
About the Authors 441
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