Promoting Healthy Behavior: How Much Freedom? Whose Responsibility?

Promoting Healthy Behavior: How Much Freedom? Whose Responsibility?

by Daniel Callahan (Editor)



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878407620
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 02/01/2000
Series: Hastings Center Studies in Ethics
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

The co-founder and former president of the Hastings Center, Daniel Callahan is currently the director of international programs for the Hastings Center and author of The Troubled Dream of Life: In Search of a Peaceful Death, Setting Limits: Medical Goals in an Aging Society, and What Kind of Life?: The Limits of Medical Progress(Georgetown University Press).

Table of Contents

Personal Responsibility for Health: Contexts and Controversies1
Health Promotion and Civil Liberties: The Price of Freedoms and the Price of Health23
The Credibility of Claims for the Economic Benefits of Health Promotion37
Sticks and Carrots and Baseball Bats: Economic and Other Incentives to Modify Health Behavior56
Health Promotion and the Common Good: Reflections on the Politics of Need76
Health Promotion and the Common Good: Toward a Politics of Practice95
The Promise of Molecular Medicine in Preventing Disease: Examining the Burden of Genetic Risk116
Freedom, Healthism, and Health Promotion: Finding the Right Balance138
Promoting Health and Preventing Disease: Ethical Demands and Social Challenges153

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