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Ethical Issues in Rural Health Care

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ISBN-10: 1421409550

ISBN-13: 9781421409559

Edition: 2008

Authors: Craig M. Klugman, Pamela M. Dalinis

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This volume initiates a much-needed conversation about the ethical and policy concerns facing health care providers in the rural United States. Although 21 percent of the population lives in rural areas, only 11 percent of physicians practice there. What challenges do health care workers face in remote locations? What are the differences between rural and urban health care practices? What particular ethical issues arise in treating residents of small communities? Craig M. Klugman and Pamela M. Dalinis gather philosophers, lawyers, physicians, nurses, and researchers to discuss these and other questions, offering a multidisciplinary overview of rural health care in the United States. Rural…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 1/2/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.91" wide x 9.21" long x 0.58" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Craig M. Klugman is an associate professor of bioethics at the University of Nevada, Reno. Pamela M. Dalinis is a bioethics consultant and Director of Education at Midwest Palliative and Hospice CareCenter.

List of Contributors
Overview of Rurality and General Ethical Issues
Rural-Urban Differences in End-of-Life Care: Reflections Social Contracts
The Challenges of Rural Health Care
Ethics, Errors, and Where We Go from Here
The Ethics of Allocating Resources toward Rural Health and Health Care
Practitioners' Voices
Reflections on Fifty Years in Rural Health Care
Serving the Underserved: Personal, Social, and Medical Challenges
Ethical and Sociocultural Issues in Rural Mental Health Care
Specific Ethical Issues and Solutions
Ethical Dimensions of the Quality of Rural Health Care
Building Bioethics Networks in Rural States: Blessings and Barriers
Structural Violence in the Rural Context: The Ethical Implications of Welfare Reform for Rural Health
Rural Geriatric Bioethics: A Texas Perspective
Supporting the Rural Physician: Processes and Programs