Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy

Justice, Luck & Responsibility in Health Care

Philosophical Background and Ethical Implications for End-of-Life Care

Editors: Denier, Yvonne, Gastmans, Chris, Vandevelde, Antoon (Eds.)

  • The first volume to provide a comprehensive philosophical framework for understanding the concepts of justice, luck and responsibility in health care
  • Covers important topics in contemporary health care such as euthanasia in persons with dementia, prenatal diagnosis and selective abortion, vaccination, and advance directives
  • Provides an analysis from three categories of academic scholars (philosophers, economists, and theologians)​
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About this book

In this book, an international group of philosophers, economists and theologians focus on the relationship between justice, luck and responsibility in health care. Together, they offer a thorough reflection on questions such as: How should we understand justice in health care? Why are health care interests so important that they deserve special protection? How should we value health? What are its functions and do these make it different from other goods? Furthermore, how much equality should there be? Which inequalities in health and health care are unfair and which are simply unfortunate? Which matters of health care belong to the domain of justice, and which to the domain of charity? And to what extent should we allow personal responsibility to play a role in allocating health care services and resources, or in distributing the costs?  

With this book, the editors meet a double objective. First, they provide a comprehensive philosophical framework for understanding the concepts of justice, luck and responsibility in contemporary health care; and secondly, they explore whether these concepts have practical force to guide normative discussions in specific contexts of health care such as prevention of infectious diseases or in matters of reproductive technology. Particular and extensive attention is paid to issues regarding end-of-life care.

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From the reviews:

“This collection of essays draws upon philosophical, economic, sociological, and moral traditions to address foundational philosophical concepts and their relevance and application to practical questions in healthcare delivery. … in addition to philosophers and ethicists, this book will be of interest to scholars and professionals who are thinking about and questioning the conceptual underpinnings of healthcare policy, decisions, and prioritizations.” (Rachelle Barina, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2013)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Justice and Responsibility in Health Care – An Introduction

    Denier, Yvonne (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • Injustice and Inequality in Health and Health Care

    Hausman, Daniel M.

    Pages 29-42

  • Affirmative Action in Health

    Segall, Shlomi

    Pages 43-53

  • On Justice, Luck and Moral Responsibility Concerning Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis

    Denier, Yvonne

    Pages 55-83

  • Mutual Moral Obligations in the Prevention of Infectious Diseases

    Luyten, Jeroen

    Pages 85-100

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5335-8
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5334-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9629-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Justice, Luck & Responsibility in Health Care
Book Subtitle
Philosophical Background and Ethical Implications for End-of-Life Care
Editors
  • Yvonne Denier
  • Chris Gastmans
  • Antoon Vandevelde
Series Title
Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy
Series Volume
30
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5335-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5335-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5334-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9629-4
Series ISSN
1387-6678
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 232
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