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
" ... 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.
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
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]
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