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Author McClellan, Frank M., author.

Title Healthcare and human dignity : law matters / Frank M. McClellan
Published New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (vii, 189 pages)
Series Critical issues in health and medicine
Critical issues in health and medicine.
Contents Healthcare and law : appreciating the need to protect human dignity -- Philosophical and legal conceptions of dignity : trusting your doctor -- Emergency care in America : law, morality and ethics "I'm nobody. who are you? Are you nobody too?" -- Professional bias, class bias, and power : emotional distress -- The love doctor : sex and gender bias : breach of trust and abuse of power -- Innovative therapy and medical experimentation : the maverick surgeon -- Introduction : perspectives on racism : "black people just don't understand"- the botched hysterectomy : race, healthcare, and human dignity -- Healthcare disparities as a lived experience : one family's story : unequal community access -- Catastrophic injuries : protecting and restoring human dignity -- Orthopedic health disparities : grappling with socioeconomic factors that affect health and healthcare -- Paying for healthcare costs : lessons from a 50-year-old government program called Medicare -- Health care and human dignity in a diverse and changing world the critical role of empathy, compassion and humility
Summary The individual and structural biases that affect the American healthcare system have serious emotional and physical consequences that all too often go unseen. These biases are often rooted in power, class, racial, gender or sexual orientation prejudices, and as a result, the injured parties usually lack the resources needed to protect themselves. In Healthcare and Human Dignity, individual worth, equality, and autonomy emerge as the dominant values at stake in encounters with doctors, nurses, hospitals, and drug companies. Although the public is aware of legal battles over autonomy and dignity in the context of death, the everyday patient's need for dignity has received scant attention. Thus, in Healthcare, law professor Frank McClellan's collection of cases and individual experiences bring these stories to life and establish beyond doubt that human dignity is of utmost priority in the everyday process of healthcare decision making
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 13, 2019)
Subject Discrimination in medical care -- United States
Minorities -- Health and hygiene -- United States
Minorities -- Medical care -- United States
Healthcare Disparities -- legislation & jurisprudence
Health Services Accessibility -- legislation & jurisprudence
Socioeconomic Factors
Discrimination in medical care
Minorities -- Health and hygiene
Minorities -- Medical care
United States
United States
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781978802995