Public Health, Ethics, and Equity

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199276370
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/9/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.80 (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

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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