The underlying theme is that the people who devised and run managed care are charged with making a profit for investors rather than providing health care. US scholars in philosophy, medicine, surgery, and public health explore some of the ethical issues that the mismatch has generated. Among them are rationing health care, the practice of the professionals, and moving from managed care to patient-managed care. The 11 papers are from a May 2001 conference in Kansas City. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
|Series:||Philosophy and Medicine Series , #76|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2003|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.24(d)|
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements. Introduction; W.B. Bondeson, J.W. Jones. 1. Rationing Health Care: Inherent Conflicts within the Concept of Justice; E.D. Pellegrino. 2. Ethical Dilemmas in Managed Care for the Practitioner; E.V. Boisaubin. 3. Managed Care and the Practice of the Professions; C. Tollefsen. 4. The AMA's Position on the Ethics of Managed Care; B.A. Brody. 5. Medicine and Managed Care, Morals and Markets; R.M. Sade. 6. A Radical Challenge to the Traditional Conception of Medicine: On the Need to Move Beyond Economic Factors When Considering the Ethics of Managed Care; G. Khushf. 7. Managed Care and the Deprofessionalization of Medicine; H.T. Engelhardt Jr. 8. The Ethics and Empirics of Trust; M.A. Hall. 9. Ethics of Managed Care: In Search of Grounding; M.A.G. Cutter. 10. Back to the Future: From Managed Care to Patient-Managed Care; E.H. Morreim. 11. Care and Managed Care: Psychological Factors Relevant to Healthcare and its Delivery; D.R. Fleisher. Notes on Contributors. Index.