Public Health, Ethics and Equity

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Overview

This book builds an interdisciplinary understanding of health equity. With contributions from distinguished philosophers, anthropologists, economists, and public-health specialists, it centres on five major themes: what is health equity?; health equity and social justice; responsibilities for health; ethical issues in health evaluation; and anthropological perspectives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199276363
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/1/2004
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Sudhir Anand is Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford and Fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford. Fabienne Peter is Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Warwick. Amartya Sen, a Nobel Laureate, is Lamont University Professor at Harvard University and Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The concern for equity in health 15
2 Why health equity? 21
3 Social causes of social inequalities in health 37
4 Health and inequality, or, why justice is good for our health 63
5 Health equity and social justice 93
6 Personal and social responsibility for health 109
7 Relational conceptions of justice : responsibilities for health outcomes 135
8 Just health care in a pluri-national country 163
9 Disability-adjusted life years : a critical review 183
10 Ethical issues in the use of cost effectiveness analysis for the prioritisation of health care resources 201
11 Deciding whom to help, health-adjusted life years and disabilities 225
12 The value of living longer 243
13 Health achievement and equity : external and internal perspectives 263
14 Ethics and experience : an anthropological approach to health equity 269
15 Equity of the ineffable : cultural and political constraints on ethnomedicine as a health problem in contemporary Tibet 283
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