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Philosophy and Medicine

Children and Health Care

Moral and Social Issues

Editors: Kopelman, L.M., Moskop, J.C. (Eds.)

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Before a separate Department of Medical Humanities was formed, the editors of this volume were faculty members of the Department of Pediatrics at our medical school. Colleagues daily spoke of the moral and social problems of children's health care. Our offices were near the examining rooms where children had their bone-marrow procedures done. Since this is a painful test, we often heard them cry. The hospital floor where the sickest children stayed was also nearby. The physicians, nurses, and social workers believed that children's health care needs were not being met and that more could and should be done. Fewer resources are available for a child than for an adult with a comparable illness, they said. These experiences prompted us to prepare this volume and to ask whether children do get their fair share of the health care dollar. Since the question "What kind of health care do we owe to our children?" is complex, responses should be rooted in many disciplines. These include philosophy, law, public policy and, of course, the health professions. Representing all of these disciplines, contributors to this volume reflect on moral and social issues in children's health care. The last hundred years have brought great changes in health care tor children. The specialty of pediatrics developed during this period, and with it, a new group of advocates for children's health care. Women's suffrage gave a political boost to the recognition of children's special health needs.

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`This book is essential reading for all pediatricians, pediatric residents, and medical students, since it will give them an insight into where pediatrics has come from, and where it is going.'
I. Porter, The Journal of Pediatrics, May 1990, 116:5

`I wish all pediatricians, pediatric residents, and medical students could read this book and understand where pediatrics has come from, and where it is going. In the process they would not only learn the interrelation of environment and biology, but also the importance of ethics in the care of children and the need for physicians to work with others to solve the health care problems of America's children.'
Robert J. Haggerty, M.D., Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, The New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center
`Dies ist ein lesenswertes Buch. Jedem, der sich mit diesen (Fragen der Ethik in der Medizin) Problemen auseinandersetzt, sei dieses anregende und auch preiswerte Buch empfohlen.'
Monatzeitschrift für Kinderheilkunde, 38:5, 1990

Table of contents (28 chapters)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Children and Health Care
Book Subtitle
Moral and Social Issues
Editors
  • L.M. Kopelman
  • J.C. Moskop
Series Title
Philosophy and Medicine
Series Volume
33
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-0-585-27406-5
DOI
10.1007/978-0-585-27406-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-55608-078-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-3741-8
Series ISSN
0376-7418
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 352
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