Revolutionary advances in biomedical research and information systems technology pose new and difficult issues for American health care policy, especially in the context of managed care. Health Care Policy in an Age of New Technologies takes on this challenging array of issues, where the dignity of individual life meets the imperatives of the national-level health care system: the right to die, rationing of care, organ transplants, experiments with human embryos, genetic research, confidentiality of medical records, and other ethical dilemmas.
Chapters on a patient's bill of rights, and on medical education and physician training, link the book to policy issues of direct concern to the public and practitioners. Throughout the book, the authors place critical questions in their political, legal, social, economic, and ethical context. Each chapter ends with discussion points, and a multimedia bibliography directs readers to relevant films, documentaries, and case studies.
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This definitive critical study integrates evolving economic thought into the overall historical context from which it emerged. Specifically, it shows how the appearance of new theories was virtually always the result of heated debates on practical, political, social, and moral issues. The book includes an insightful discussion of differences among contemporary economic theories. In addition, updates and refinements have been made throughout to reflect the latest developments in the discipline.
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Book Description Harpercollins College Div, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060430079
Book Description Harpercollins College Div. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060430079 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0014127
Book Description Harpercollins College Div, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 2 Sub. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060430079
Book Description Harpercollins College Div, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 60430079