What is Enough?: Sufficiency, Justice, and Health

Hardcover | November 11, 2016

EditorCarina Fourie, Annette Rid

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What is a just way of spending public resources for health and health care? Several significant answers to this question are under debate. Public spending could aim to promote greater equality in health, for example, or maximize the health of the population, or provide the worst off with thebest possible health. Another approach is to aim for each person to have "enough" so that her health or access to health care does not fall under a critical level. This latter approach is called sufficientarian. Sufficientarian approaches to distributive justice are intuitively appealing, but require further analysis and assessment. What exactly is sufficiency? Why do we need it? What does it imply for the just distribution of health or healthcare? This volume offers fresh perspectives on these criticalquestions. Philosophers, bioethicists, health policy-makers, and health economists investigate sufficiency and its application to health and health care in fifteen original contributions.

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What is a just way of spending public resources for health and health care? Several significant answers to this question are under debate. Public spending could aim to promote greater equality in health, for example, or maximize the health of the population, or provide the worst off with thebest possible health. Another approach is to ...

Carina Fourie is the Benjamin Rabinowitz Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics at the University of Washington, Seattle. Previously she worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ethics Centre of the University of Zurich, and she has a PhD in Philosophy from University College London. Her central research interests include social justice a...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:November 11, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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