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From: Danis, Marion (CC/BEP) [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2002


I would like to let the readership of the Equidad listserv know about the
following book:



Ethical Dimensions of Health Policy

Edited by Marion Danis, Carolyn Clancy and Larry Churchill

Published by Oxford University Press in 2002

ISBN 0-19-514070-2



" ... This book takes the conversation between bioethics and health policy
to a new level. Moving beyond principles and normative frameworks,
bioethicists writing in the volume consider the actual policy problems faced
by health care systems, while policy-makers reflect on the moral values
inherent in both the process and content of health policy.

The result is a vigorous dialogue with some of the nation's leading experts
at the interface of ethics and health policy. The book provides a history of
the values implicit in U.S. health policy, a discussion of the federal and
state roles in policy making, an ethical examination of the social goals
expressed through various policies, an analysis of the role of public
opinion in the creation of health policy, and an exploration of the value of
the private sector in health policy. In addition, the authors examine some
of the major ethical controversies in health policy, such as the challenge
of balancing ethical concerns and economic realities, the need to allocate
scarce resources, the call for heightened accountability, and the impact of
various policies on vulnerable populations.

The book concludes with an examination of the ethical issues in health
services research, including the threats to privacy that arise in such
research. To a greater extent than any previous volume, it establishes a
strong connection between the disciplines of medical ethics and health
policy.



Contents:



Introduction

Part I: Identifying the Goals of Health Care

With contributions from Daniel Callahan and Norman Daniels

Part II: Connecting Ethics and Health Policy

With contributions from Larry Churchill, Amy Gutman, Dennis Thompson, and
Eli Ginzberg

Part III: Examining the Ethics of How Policy is Made

With contributions from John Kingdon, Stan Greenberg, Donald Patrick, Marion
Danis, Jo Ivey Boufford, Phil Lee, Jonathan Oberlander, Larry Brown, and
Stuart Butler.

Part IV: Ethical Controversies in Health Policy

With contributions from Ezekiel Emanuel, Christine Cassel, Elaine McParland,
Ruth Malone, Harold Luft, Dan Brock, Donald Patrick, Bernard Lo, and Lisa
Iezzoni



Oxford University press: www.oup-usa.org <http://www.oup-usa.org/>



Contact Information:

Marion Danis, M.D.

Department of Clinical Bioethics

National Institutes of Health

Building 10 Rm. 1C118

Bethesda, MD 20892-1156

tel 301 435-8727  fax 301 496-0760  e mail [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask] >





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