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Author Fleck, Leonard M.

Title Just caring : health care rationing and democratic deliberation / Leonard M. Fleck
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 460 pages)
Contents Just caring : an introduction -- The ethical challenges of health care rationing -- Pricing human life : getting beyond tragic choices -- Elements of health care justice -- Rational democratic deliberation : scope and structure -- Setting limits for effective costly therapies -- Last-chance therapies -- Rationing, catastrophic illness, and disabled patients -- Is age-based rationing ever 'just enough'? -- Do future possible children have a just claim for a sufficiently heathy genome? -- Organ transplantation : when is enough enough? -- The liberalism problem -- The ethical challenges of priority setting in public health -- Financing health care fairly
Summary "In Just Caring, Leonard Fleck reflects on the central moral and political challenges of health reform today. He cites the millions of Americans who go without health insurance, thousands of whom die prematurely, unable to afford the health care needed to save their lives. Fleck considers these deaths as contrary to our deepest social values, and makes a case for the necessity of health care rationing decisions. The core argument of this book is that no one has a moral right to impose rationing decisions on others if they are unwilling to impose those same rationing decisions on themselves in the same medical circumstances. Fleck argues we can make health care rationing fair, in ways that are mutually respectful, if we engage in honest rational democratic deliberation. Such civic engagement is rare in our society, but the alternative is endless destructive social controversy that is neither just nor caring."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-446) and index
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Subject Health care rationing -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States
Public health -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States
Health services accessibility -- United States
Right to health -- United States
Health care reform -- United States
Social justice -- United States
Health care reform.
Health insurance.
National health insurance.
Health Care Reform -- United States
Insurance, Health -- United States
Health Priorities -- United States
Health Care Rationing -- United States
Democracy -- United States
Healthcare Disparities -- United States
Health Care Rationing
Health Care Reform
Health Priorities
Healthcare Disparities
Insurance, Health
National Health Programs
MEDICAL -- Health Risk Assessment.
National health insurance
Health insurance
Health care rationing -- Moral and ethical aspects
Health care reform
Health services accessibility
Public health -- Moral and ethical aspects
Right to health
Social justice
Soziale Gerechtigkeit
United States
United States
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199722891