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Health policy and ethics

Author: Jack E Fincham
Publisher: London ; Chicago : Pharmaceutical Press, 2011.
Series: Pharmacy business administration series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text provides comprehensive yet concise coverage of international health policy and ethics. It promotes understanding of health policy and its influencers, and explains how policy directly affects health and health care. An in-depth review of pertinent background concepts, current issues, future needs and assessments is provided. Coverage includes: health care systems, policies, impacts and influencers; health  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fincham, Jack E.
Health policy and ethics.
London : Pharmaceutical Press, 2009
(OCoLC)432407399
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jack E Fincham
ISBN: 9780857110312 0857110314 1283114275 9781283114271
OCLC Number: 733082366
Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 290 pages).
Contents: 1. Introduction: the growing disparity of excess and deprivation in health care --
Introduction --
Political change and resultant health policy effects on health care systems --
Ubiquitous nature of health disparities --
Lack of access or lack of empowerment? --
Influence of health literacy upon health outcomes and lessons for health policy considerations --
World Health Organization and disparity concerns --
The impact of the ethical dimension of uninsurance and health --
Sources of data regarding health policy considerations --
Ethical considerations --
Discussion questions --
References --
Further reading --
2. Health care systems and health policy --
Introduction --
Influencing health care systems via health policy --
Models of health care delivery and financing systems --
Influence of lobbyists and special-interest groups on health policy --
Changing health care systems is contentious. Key points of stress for the future US health care system and health care policy applications --
Senior-specific health care issues and future concerns --
Summary --
Discussion questions --
References --
Further reading --
3. Quality issues --
Introduction --
Assessment of outcomes of drug therapy --
Points to note regarding the appropriate use of quality-of-life measures --
Comparative effectiveness research --
Discussion questions --
References --
Further reading --
4. Justice and access to care --
Introduction --
Ethics and health policy --
Allocation of resources for at-risk populations --
Market forces versus government control and health care --
Access to care and its importance --
Summary --
Discussion questions --
References --
Further reading --
5. Social and cultural issues in health care --
Introduction to complementary and alternative medicine --
Incorporation of complementary and alternative medicine. Integration of traditional medicine with western medicine or vice versa --
Evidence for effectiveness --
Influence of migration and displacement --
Education and practice concerns --
Influence of disparities --
Impediments to care --
Ethnicity --
Gender-specific impediments --
Transcultural issues, ethics, and health policy --
Healthy People 2020 --
Summary --
Discussion questions --
References --
Further reading --
6. Varying organizational roles --
Introduction --
Individuals --
Local communities --
Multilateral organizations --
Non-governmental organizations --
The United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief --
a case study of success --
Summary --
Discussion questions --
References --
Further reading --
7. Reimbursement issues --
Introduction --
The UK --
Canada --
US reimbursement issues --
Summary of international considerations --
Drug pricing in the USA --
Drug reimbursement (historical perspective) --
Discussion questions. US Food and Drug Administration --
Counterfeit drugs --
Pseudoephedrine --
Abuse of prescription drugs --
Health policy decisions intended to stem drug abuse of legitimate prescription drugs --
Developing countries and health policy needs --
Summary --
Discussion questions --
11. Health impacts and health policy influencers --
Introduction --
Influence of war and violence on health policy --
Devastating effects of war and the resultant devastation affecting health care systems --
Impact of war on health policy --
Effects of war on subpopulations --
Country-specific, population-specific effects and impacts --
Postconflict and postwar health policy --
Unexpected opportunities --
The influence of pestilence --
Facts regarding malaria --
Tuberculosis --
Influenza --
Australia and laws regarding public health and pandemics --
Global response to H1N1 epidemic --
Climate, disasters, and the environment. Urban planning and its role in health policy deliberations --
Food security and climate change --
Vector-borne diseases affected by climate change --
The most vulnerable groups affected by climate change --
Health professionals and climate change --
Summary --
Discussion questions --
References --
Further reading --
12. Summary, global health, and global health policy --
Introduction --
Global health in a global context --
Impact of poverty and wealth on health status --
The primacy of basic needs for health considerations --
United Nations Millennium Goals --
Infectious diseases and causation --
Historic perspective and its importance to health policy --
Need for cross-cultural collaboration --
Global health and the pandemic of tobacco use --
HIV/AIDS --
Summary --
Discussion questions --
References --
Further reading.
Series Title: Pharmacy business administration series.
Responsibility: Jack E. Fincham.

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