Health Care for Some

Author: Beatrix Hoffman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226348032
Format: PDF
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Examines the divisive issue of universal health care in the United States and offers an explanation as to why health care is not considered a right in America, as it is in most other nations.

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Author: Massimo Mastrogregori
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 311046487X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Die Bibliographie verzeichnet jährlich die bedeutendsten Neuerscheinungen geschichtswissenschaftlicher Monographien und Zeitschriftenartikel weltweit, die inhaltlich von der Vor- und Frühgeschichte bis zur jüngsten Vergangenheit reichen. Innerhalb der systematischen Gliederung nach Zeitalter, Region oder historischer Disziplin sind die Werke nach Autorennamen oder charakteristischem Titelhauptwort aufgelistet.

Adam Smith s Equality and the Pursuit of Happiness

Author: John E. Hill
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137584122
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book examines Adam Smith’s main principles in Wealth of Nations as the basis for effective policymaking. Adam Smith wanted to increase happiness through this formula for a good life: equality, liberty, and justice. Free market interpretations of Smith, the book argues, grossly misrepresent his thought, emphasizing only liberty and not also equality and justice. This book suggests policies that combine all three in order for happiness to be maximized.

Assembling Health Rights in Global Context

Author: Alex Mold
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135017026
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What do we mean when we talk about rights in relation to health? Where does the language of health rights come from, and what are the implications of using such a discourse? During the last 20 years there have been an increasing number of initiatives and efforts – for instance in relation to HIV/AIDS – which draw on the language, institutions and procedures of human rights in the field of global health. This book explores the historical, cultural and social context of public health activists’ increasing use of rights discourse and examines the problems it can entail in practice. Structured around three interlinked themes, this book begins by looking at what health as a right means for our understandings of citizenship and political subjectivities. It then goes on to look at how and why some health problems came to be framed as human rights issues. The final part of the book investigates what happens when health rights are put into practice – how these are implemented, realised, cited, ignored and resisted. Assembling Health Rights in Global Context provides an in-depth discussion of the historical, anthropological, social and political context of rights in health and develops much needed critical perspectives on the human rights approach to global health. It will be of interest to scholars of public health and human rights within health care as well as sociology and anthropology.

Guide to U S Health and Health Care Policy

Author: Thomas R. Oliver
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483370453
Format: PDF, ePub
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Guide to U.S. Health and Health Care Policy provides the analytical connections showing students how issues and actions are translated into public policies and institutions for resolving or managing health care issues and crises, such as the recent attempt to reform the national health care system. The Guide highlights the decision-making cycle that requires the cooperation of government, business, and an informed citizenry in order to achieve a comprehensive approach to advancing the nation’s health care policies. Through 30 topical, operational, and relational essays, the book addresses the development of the U.S. health care system and policies, the federal agencies and public and private organizations that frame and administer those policies, and the challenges of balancing the nation’s health care needs with the rising costs of medical research, cost-effective treatment, and adequate health insurance. Key Features: The 30 topical essays investigate the fundamental political, social, economic, and procedural initiatives that drive health and health care policy decisions affecting Americans at the local, regional, and national levels Essential themes traced throughout the chapters include providing access to health care, national and international intervention, nutrition and health, human and financial resource allocation, freedom of religion versus public policy, discrimination and health care policy, universal health care coverage, private health care versus publicly funded health care, and the immediate and long-term costs associated with disease prevention, treatment, and health maintenance A Glossary of Key Health Care Policy Terms and Events, a selected Master Bibliography, and a thorough Index are included. This must-have reference for political science and public policy students who seek to understand the issues affecting health care policy in the U.S. is suitable for academic, public, high school, government, and professional libraries.

Twentieth century ethics of human subjects research

Author: Volker Roelcke
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 9783515084550
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Debates on the ethics of human subjects research meet with an increasing interest both within the medical profession and the broader public. Frequently, historical arguments are used to propagate or attack certain positions within these debates. However, there is a tendency to oversimplify the complexities of the past for present day purposes, and at the same time a lack of awareness of the historical dimension implicit in today's value preferences. Twentieth Century Ethics of Human Subjects Research brings together leading historians of medicine to reconstruct and analyse the history of actual experimental practices, the debates on human subjects research, and the attempts to regulate such research during the twentieth century. The volume addresses cases of medical research in France, Britain, Israel, the United States, and Germany, including the Nazi period; the major developments of ethical debates in these and further national contexts, such as the Soviet Union, the Czech Republic, and Japan. It also explores religious views (Catholic, Jewish) on human experimentation, and the origins and contexts of international codes and declarations. "Volker Roelckes Ã_berblick ueber die Geschichte der Menschenversuche im Dritten Reich sei jedem empfohlen, der sich kurz und prägnant ueber dieses duestere Kapitel deutscher Geschichte informieren möchte." FAZ.

Mein Bruder Charlie

Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783551581341
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Der beste Freund: Tommo wächst mit seinem grossen Bruder Charlie anfangs des 20. Jahrhunderts in England auf. Nach dem Tod des Vaters ist Charlie der Beschützer und Freund von Tommo. Zusammen mit der Freundin Molly und dem behinderten Bruder Big Joe verbringen sie eine idyllische Kindheit, obwohl die Mutter für den Colonel arbeiten muss, um die Familie durchzubringen. Während des Ersten Weltkriegs müssen sie zur Armee. In den belgischen Schützengräben versuchen sie die Deutsche Armee zurückzudrängen. Als nach einem schweren Angriff Tommo verletzt wird, bleibt Charlie bei ihm im Schützengraben und weigert sich, dem widersinnigen Befehl des gehassten Sergeants, erneut anzugreifen, Folge zu leisten. Charlie wird in einem eilends durchgeführten Prozess zum Tode verurteilt. Tommos Erinnerungen sind ein eindrückliches Zeitdokument, das versucht, die durch ein fragwürdiges Erschiessungskommando getöteten Männer zu rehabilitieren. Ab 14 Jahren, gut, Elisabeth Tschudi-Moser.