SpringerBriefs in Public Health Ethics

Application of Systems Thinking to Health Policy & Public Health Ethics

Public Health and Private Illness

Authors: Battle-Fisher, Michele

  • Explores health policy through the lens of public health vs. private health
  • Popular, cultural examples and nontechnical tone make political philosophy and health policy topics accessible to a student audience
  • Applies systems and complexity thinking to health system reform
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-12203-8
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About this book

​​​​This book looks at health policy through the lens of public versus private: population health versus the somatic, social, or emotional experiences of a patient. Rather than presenting policy/ethics as overly technical, this book takes a novel approach of framing public and private health in terms of political philosophy, ethics, and popular examples. Each chapter ties back to the general ethics or political literature as applicable, which are not customarily parts of the current public health curriculum. The author's work on the Orgcomplexity blog has touched on this subject by systemically exploring public policy issues, and the tone of this book mimics the blog with an extension of the arguments.

Reviews

“This interdisciplinary overview of current public health issues focuses on healthcare systems, infectious disease, health disparities, healthcare policy, policy development, and the effects of those policies. … The audience is anyone interested in public health and healthcare policy. … This is a useful book for gaining a basic understanding of the multifaceted features of public health policies and their implications.” (Tyler Zahrli, Doody’s Book Reviews, December, 2015)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Framing and Revisiting Ethical Policy with a Systems Perspective

    Battle-Fisher, Michele

    Pages 3-22

  • The Public, Private, and “Stepping on Toes” in Healthcare

    Battle-Fisher, Michele

    Pages 23-27

  • The Menagerie of Social Agents: People and Their Connections

    Battle-Fisher, Michele

    Pages 29-41

  • Communication and Politics in Healthcare

    Battle-Fisher, Michele

    Pages 43-50

  • Health Systems and Policymaking as the “Price Is Right”

    Battle-Fisher, Michele

    Pages 51-56

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-12203-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-12202-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Application of Systems Thinking to Health Policy & Public Health Ethics
Book Subtitle
Public Health and Private Illness
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Public Health Ethics
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-12203-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-12203-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-12202-1
Series ISSN
2197-1935
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 100
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations
Topics