What Kind Of Life / Edition 1

What Kind Of Life / Edition 1

by Daniel Callahan
     
 

Essential for collections in health, medicine, & the social sciences."-Library Journal. Lucidly describes the irrationalities of the present health care system while outlining the benefits of a new model of health care which the author believes would serve people more intelligently in the long run.See more details below

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Essential for collections in health, medicine, & the social sciences."-Library Journal. Lucidly describes the irrationalities of the present health care system while outlining the benefits of a new model of health care which the author believes would serve people more intelligently in the long run.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878405732
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
0.72(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface9
1From Explosion to Implosion: Transforming Healthcare17
2On the Ragged Edge: Needs, Endless Needs31
3Hopes, Vain Hopes: The Pursuit of Efficiency69
4Health and the Common Good: Setting Societal Priorities103
5Health and the Individual Good: The Primacy of Caring135
6The Delicate Balance: Limits and Aspirations159
7Devising a Political Strategy: Can We Get There from Here?185
8To Kill and to Ration: Preserving the Difference221
9Modernizing Mortality: Medical Progress and the Good Society251
Appendix: Selected Healthcare Data265
Acknowledgments279
Notes281
Index305

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