What Price Mental Health?: The Ethics and Politics of Setting Priorities

What Price Mental Health?: The Ethics and Politics of Setting Priorities

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What Price Mental Health?: The Ethics and Politics of Setting Priorities by Philip J. Boyle

Regardless of the fate of national health care reform, public policy makers will have to make difficult and tragic choices about which health services are more or less important. This volume, the first comprehensive examination of setting mental health services priorities, systematically explores the history. ethics, and politics of setting priorities for public mental health services.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878405763
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 10/01/1995
Series: Hastings Center Studies in Ethics
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Overviewx
Acknowledgmentsxi
Part IInfluences In Priority Setting1
Minds and Hearts: Priorities in Mental Health Services3
Government and Mental Health Policy: A Structural Analysis45
Establishing Mental Health Priorities69
Who Will Set Priorities for Mental Health?81
Law and Priority Setting100
Private Health Insurance Priorities: Their Effect on Mental Health Priorities115
Part IIPriority-Setting Case Studies127
The Prioritization of Mental Health Services in Oregon129
Mental Health Coverage in Health Care Reform: The Case of New York State161
Part IIIEthical Issues In Setting Priorities173
Setting Mental Health Priorities: Problems and Possibilities175
Priority Setting in Mental Health?193
Tragedy, Prejudice, and Publicity in Setting Priorities198
What Level of Government? Balancing the Interests of the State and the Local Community208
Some Unresolved Ethical Issues in Priority Setting of Mental Health Services216
List of Contributors233
Index235

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