Ethical Health Care

ISBN-10: 0130453013
ISBN-13: 9780130453013
Edition: 2006
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Description: For courses in Medical Ethics. Offering a format that is significantly different than that offered by other books, Ethical Health Care beings by asking what is meant by health and how it is achieved. The book then proceeds to explore with care  More...

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List price: $141.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/14/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 620
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.618
Language: English

For courses in Medical Ethics. Offering a format that is significantly different than that offered by other books, Ethical Health Care beings by asking what is meant by health and how it is achieved. The book then proceeds to explore with care and context the nature of the relationship between patients and clinicians, health care providers and the societies in which they inhabit, and finally the relationship between the health care enterprise and the international community. By emphasizing the ethical issues that arise in the broad quest to foster human health, and appreciating that health is not primarily a function of medical interventions, Ethical Health Care introduces students to problems such as the international distribution of pharmaceuticals and the dangers of reemerging infections. To a far greater extent than is done traditionally, Ethical Health Care provides an interdisciplinary perspective to bioethics, relying heavily upon the teachings of economics, law, and public health.

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The Bioethical Perspective
Questions of Justice
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