Just Health Care / Edition 1

Just Health Care / Edition 1

by Norman Daniels
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521317940

ISBN-13: 9780521317948

Pub. Date: 08/01/1985

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

How should medical services be distributed within society? Who should pay for them? Is it right that large amounts should be spent on sophisticated technology and expensive operations, or would the resources be better employed in, for instance, less costly preventive measures? These and others are the questions addreses in this book. Norman Daniels examines some of

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Overview

How should medical services be distributed within society? Who should pay for them? Is it right that large amounts should be spent on sophisticated technology and expensive operations, or would the resources be better employed in, for instance, less costly preventive measures? These and others are the questions addreses in this book. Norman Daniels examines some of the dilemmas thrown up by conflicting demands for medical attention, and goes on to advance a theory of justice in the distribution of health care. The central argument is that health care, both preventive and acute, has a crucial effect on equality of opportunity, and that a principle guaranteeing equality of opportunity must underly the distribution of health-care services. Access to care, preventive measures, treatment of the elderly, and the obligations of doctors and medical administrations are fully discussed, and the theory is shown to underwrite various practical policies in the area.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521317948
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/01/1985
Series:
Studies in Philosophy and Health Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Sales rank:
1,383,293
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Is health care special?; 2. Health-care needs; 3. Toward a distributive theory; 4. Equity of access to health care; 5. Am I my parents' keeper?; 6. Doing justice to providers; 7. Doth OSHA protect too much?; 8. Risk and opportunity; 9. Philosophy and public policy; Index.

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