Harris, Dean M.

Ethics in Health Services and Policy: A Global Approach

Harris, Dean M. - Ethics in Health Services and Policy: A Global Approach, ebook


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This comprehensive textbook analyzes the ethical issues of health and health care in global perspective. Ideal for students of public health, medicine, nursing and allied health professions, public policy, and ethics, the book helps students in all these areas to develop important competencies in their chosen fields. Applying a comparative, or multicultural, approach, the book compares different perspectives on ethical issues in various countries and cultures, such as informed consent, withholding or withdrawing treatment, physician-assisted suicide, reproductive health issues, research with human subjects, the right to health care, rationing of limited resources, and health system reform. Applying a transnational, or cross-border, approach, the book analyzes ethical issues that arise from the movement of patients and health professionals across national borders, such as medical tourism and transplant tourism, ethical obligations to provide care for undocumented aliens, and the “brain drain” of health professionals from developing countries.

Comprehensive in scope, the book includes selected readings which provide diverse perspectives of people from different countries and cultures in their own words. Each chapter contains an introductory section centered on a specific topic and explores the different ways in which the topic is viewed around the globe.

Ethics in Health Services and Policy is designed to promote student participation and offers methods of activity-based learning, including factual scenarios for analysis and discussion of specific ethical issues.

Keywords: ethical issues of global health, ethical issues of global health care, current global health care perspectives, international similarities in health care, international differences in health care, health services delivery, health care insurance, rationing of health care, allocation of health care resources, health care cost-containment, corruption in the health care industry, kickbacks in the health care industry, conflicts of interest in the health care industry, health care in developing countries, health care in developed countries, cross-border issues in health care, health care providers and national boundaries, health care treatment of undocumented aliens, medical tourism, the brain drain of health care personnel from developing countries, health care autonomy, health care informed consent, end of life care, withdrawal of care at end of life, physician assisted suicide, health care and human reproduction, health care and research with human subjects, the right to health care, ethical duties to provide health care, rationing health care, allocation of limited resources, health insurance, healthcare payment systems, movement of health care patients, health care providers across national borders, patient safety and handling patient-provider disputes, health care corruption, health care kickbacks, health care conflicts of interest, Public Administration & Management, Law & Ethics in Nursing, Public Administration & Management, Law & Ethics in Nursing

John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
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Jossey-Bass Public Health
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304 pages
Medicine, Health Care, Mode
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