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Public Health, Ethics, and Equity

Author: Sudhir Anand; Fabienne Peter; Amartya Sen
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004
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This book centres on five major themes: what is health equity?; health equity and its relation to social justice; health inequalities and responsibilities for health; ethical issues in health evaluation and prioritization; and anthropological perspectives on health equity. Contents: Part I: Health equity/ Sudhir Anand & Amartya Sen; Part II: Health, society, and justice/ Michael Marmot, Norman Daniels, Bruce  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sudhir Anand; Fabienne Peter; Amartya Sen
ISBN: 9780199276370 9780199276363 0199276374 0199276366
OCLC Number: 474506145
Notes: Workshops and Seminars ... organised at Harvard University in 1998 and 1999
Description: viii, 316 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Contents: Indhold: Health Equity (The Concern for Equity in Health (Sudhir Anand) ; Why Health Equity? (Amartya Sen)) ; Health, Society, and Justice (Social Casuses of Social Inequalities in Health (Michael Marmot) ; Health and Inequality, or, Why Justice is Good for Our Health (Norman Daniels, Bruce Kennedy & Ichiro Kawachi) ; Health Equity and Social Justice (Fabienne Peter)) ; Responsibility for Health and Health Care (Personal and Social Responsibility for Health (Daniel Wikler) ; Relational Conceptions of Justice: responsibilities for health outcomes (Thomas W. Pogge) ; Just Health Care in a Pluri-National Country (Philippe Van Parijs)) ; Ethical and Measurement Problems in Health Evaluation (Disability-adjusted Life Years: a critical review (Sudhir Anand & Kara Hanson) ; Ethical Issues in the Use of Cost Effectiveness Analysis for the Prioritisation of Health Care Resources (Dan W. Brock) ; Deciding Whom to Help, Health-Adjusted Life Years, and Disabilities (Frances M. Kamm) ; The Value of Living Longer (John Broome)) ; Equity and Conflicting Perspectives on Health Evaluation (Health Achievement and Equity: external and internal perspectives (Amartya Sen) ; Ethics and Experience: an anthropological approach to health equity (Arthur Kleinman) ; Equity of the Ineffable: cultural and political constraints on ethnomedicine as a health problem in contemporary tibet (Vincanne Adams))
Responsibility: edited by Sudhir Anand, Fabienne Peter & Amartya Sen
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Average overall health status has increased worldwide, but it is clear that this achievement has not been equally distributed. Inequities in health have denied many people equality of opportunity.  Read more...

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