Ethical Dimensions Of Health Policy

Paperback | October 15, 2005

EditorMarion Danis, Carolyn Clancy, Larry R. Churchill

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This book takes the conversation between bioethics and health policy to a new level. Moving beyond principles and normative frameworks, bioethicists writing in the volume consider the actual policy problems faced by health care systems, while policy-makers reflect on the moral values inherentin both the process and content of health policy. The result is a vigorous dialogue with some of the nation's leading experts at the interface of ethics and health policy. the book provides a history of the values implicit in U.S. health policy, a discussion of the federal and state roles in policymaking, an ethical examination of the social goals expressed through various policies, an analysis of the role of public opinion in the creation of health policy, and an exploration of the value of the private sector in health policy. In addition, the authors examine some of the major ethicalcontroversies in health policy, such as the challenge of balancing ethical concerns with economic realities, the need to allocate scarce health resources, the call for heightened accountability, and the impact of various policies on vulnerable populations. The book concludes with an examination ofthe ethical issues in health services research, including the threats to privacy that arise in such research. To a greater extent than any previous volume, it establishes a strong connection between the disciplines of medical ethics and health policy.

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This book takes the conversation between bioethics and health policy to a new level. Moving beyond principles and normative frameworks, bioethicists writing in the volume consider the actual policy problems faced by health care systems, while policy-makers reflect on the moral values inherentin both the process and content of health p...

Marion Danis is at National Institutes of Health. Carolyn Clancy is at Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 5.98 × 9.02 × 1.3 inPublished:October 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195300831

ISBN - 13:9780195300833

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Introduction: Marion Danis, Carolyn Clancy, and Larry ChurchillPart I. Identifying the Goals of Health Care1. Daniel Callahan, The Hastings Center: Ends and Means: The Goals of Health Care2. Norman Daniels, Tufts University, Bruce Kennedy, Harvard University, and Ichiro Kawachi, Harvard University: Justice, Health, and Health PolicyPart II. Connecting Ethics and Health Policy3. John Kingdon, University of Michigan: What Ethics Can Contribute to Health Policy4. Eli Ginzberg: Health Care Policy in the U.S. in the 20th Century5. Amy Gutman, Princeton University: Just Deliberation Abuot Health CarePart III. Examining the Ethics of How Policy is Made6. John Kingdon, University of Michigan: The Reality of Public Policy Making7. Stan Greenberg, Greenberg Quinlin Rosner Research, and Marion Danis: When Public Opinion Counts: Inserting Public Opinion into Health Policy8. Jo Ivey Boufford, New York University, and Phil Lee, Standford University: Health Policy Making: The Role of the Federal Government9. Jonathan Oberlander, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Larry Brown, Columbia University: Health Policy and State Initiatives10. Stuart Butler, Heritage Foundation: Private Sector Incentives and Ethical HealthcarePart IV. Ethical Controversies in Health PolicyA. Resource Allocation11. Ezekiel Emanuel, National Institute of Health: Patient v. Population: Resolving the Ethical Dilemmas Posed by Treating Patients as Members of PopulationsB. Accountability12. Christine Cassel, Mount Sinai Medical Center: Ethics and Accountability: Regulating Health Care As a Public Good13. Harold Luft, University of California, San Francisco: Perspectives on Accountability: Past, Present, and FutureC. Vulnerable Populations14. Dan Brock, Brown University: Health Resources Allocation for Vulnerable Populations15. Marion Danis and Donald Patick, University of Washington: Health Policy, Vulnerability and Vulnerable PopulationsD. Ethical Considerations Health Services Research16. Bernard Lo, University of California, SF: Values in Research: Picking Research Priorities Ethically17. Lisa Lezzoni, Harvard Medical School: Ethical Considerations in Conduction Health Care Research: Protecting Privacy

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"The book contains a stimulating mix of perspectives, and includes chapters by some of the 'big names' from the fields of philosophy, political science, and policy studies. This book provides a wealth of material, much of it highly accessible to a general audience...it will be a useful sourcefor students and researchers in health policy studies and social medicine, and a useful addition to many reading lists."--International Journal of Epidemiology