Solidarity in Health and Social Care in Europe / Edition 1

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This volume is written for scholars and analysts in the field of healt h policy, philosophy of health care, and biomedical ethics, particular ly the ethics of resource allocation and the just distribution of scar ce resources. The book provides students and scholars with an improved understanding of solidarity as a fundamental value in health care and social care, by comparing it with traditional approaches to justice, fairness, and individual freedom. In addition, the reader is provided with empirical evidence of the socio-cultural views of solidarity, whi ch may contribute to a better understanding of its determinants at the national level. The book has strong applied and policy dimensions. By giving examples of the way solidarity can be institutionalised and pr actised, the book may make an important contribution to the debate on health care reform and health care policy in Europe as well as the Uni ted States.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402001642
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/31/2001
  • Series: Philosophy and Medicine Series , #69
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 506
  • Product dimensions: 1.19 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments. List of Figures. List of Tables. Solidarity, Health and Social Care in Europe Introduction to the Volume; R. ter Meulen, et al. Part I: Solidarity as a Public Value: Empirical Issues. Modernisation, Solidarity and Care in Europe The Sociologist's Tale; W. Arts, R. Verburg. Popular Support for Health Care in Europe Review of the Evidence of Cross-National Surveys; J. Gevers, et al. Solidarity and Care in Sweden; Å. Bergmark, et al. Solidarity and Care in the United Kingdom; M. Johnson, L. Cullen. Solidarity and Care in Italy; C. Gori, N. Pasini. Solidarity and Care in Germany; A. Evers, M. Klein. Solidarity and Care in Austria; K. Leichsenring, et al. Solidarity and Care in the Netherlands; J. Van Der Made, et al. Reforms in Health and Social Care in Europe: The Challenge to Policy; R. Muffels, R. Verburg. Part II: Solidarity as a Moral Concept: Philosophical Issues. Reconsidering Solidarity by Conceptual Analysis; R. Houtepen, R. ter Meulen. Solidarity, Citizenship and Selective Distributive Justice in Health Care; N. Pasini, M. Reichlin. Organ Transplantation in Italy: Forced Solidarity? M. Reichlin. Beyond Justice and Moralism: Modernity and Solidarity in the Health Care System; R. Houtepen, et al. Personal Budgets for the Elderly; R. Houtepen, R. ter Meulen. Solidarity in Universal Welfare - The Case of Sweden; Å. Bergmark. The Historical and Philosophical Background of 'Solidarity' in UK Social Welfare; A. Campbell, S. Jones. A Case Study: The Long Term Care of Older People; A. Campbell, S. Jones. Which Theories of Solidarity? From the Austrian Case to the European Context; S.P. Riekmann. The Comprehensive Long-TermCare Allowance Scheme: The Last Grand Enterprise in Austrian Social Policy? S.P. Riekmann. Solidarity, Justice, Reflexivity and Participatory Citizenship; R. Houtepen, R. ter Meulen. Epilogue: The Fugure of Solidaristic Health and Social Care in Europe; W. Arts, et al. Notes on the Contributors. Index of Subjects. Index of Names.

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