Public Health, Ethics, and Equity

Public Health, Ethics, and Equity

by Sudhir Anand, Fabienne Peter, Amartya Sen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199276374

ISBN-13: 9780199276370

Pub. Date: 03/09/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199276370
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/09/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface, Amartya Sen
Introduction, Sudhir Anand and Fabienne Peter
I. Health Equity
1. The Concern for Equity in Health, Sudhir Anand
2. Why Health Equity?, Amartya Sen
II. Health, Society, and Justice
3. Social Causes of Social Inequalities in Health, Michael Marmot
4. Why Justice is Good for Our Health: The Social Determinants of Health Inequalities, Norman Daniels, Bruce Kennedy, and Ichiro Kawachi
5. Health Equity and Social Justice, Fabienne Peter
III. Responsibility for Health and Health Care
6. Justice, Socioeconomic Status, and Responsibility for Health, Daniel Wikler
7. Relational Conceptions of Justice: Responsibilities for Health Outcomes, Thomas Pogge
8. Just Health Care in a Plurinational Country, Philippe Van Parijs
IV. Ethical and Measurement Problems in Health Evaluation
9. Disability-adjusted Life Years: A Critical Review, Sudhir Anand and Kara Hanson
10. Ethical Issues in the Use of Cost Effectiveness Analysis for the Prioritization of Health Care Resources, Dan Brock
11. Deciding Whom to Help, Health-Adjusted Life Years, and Disabilities, Frances Kamm
12. The Value of Living Longer, John Broome
V. Equity and Conflicting Perspectives on Health Evaluation
13. Health Achievement and Equity: External and Internal Perspectives, Amartya Sen
14. Ethics and Experience: An Anthropological Approach to Health Equity, Arthur Kleinman
15. Equity of the Ineffable: Cultural and Political Constraints on Ethnomedicine as a Health Problem in Contemporary Tibet, Vincanne Adams

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