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Seeking fair treatment : [electronic resource] from the AIDS epidemic to national health care reform / Norman Daniels.

By: Daniels, Norman, 1942-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995Description: ix, 204 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0195057120 (acid-free paper); 9780195057126 (acid-free paper).Subject(s): AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Medical care -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States | Health care reform -- United States | Right to health care -- United States | AIDS | United States | Gezondheidszorg | AIDS | Ethische aspecten | Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- prevention & control | Health Care Reform | Right to Die | Syndrome d'immunodéficience acquise -- prévention et contrôle | Droit de mourir | AIDS | Medizinische Versorgung | Gesundheitspolitik | Gesundheitsökonomie | Sozialethik | USADDC classification: 362.1/969792/00973 Other classification: 44.10 Online resources: Publisher description | Contributor biographical information | Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
Contents:
1. AIDS and the Moral Fabric of Society -- 2. The Duty to Treat and Access to Care -- 3. HIV-Infected Surgeons and Dentists: Public Threat or Public Sacrifice? -- 4. AIDS and Insurability: Ethical Issues in Underwriting -- 5. Parallel Track Use of Unproven Drugs -- 6. Justice and Access to High-Technology Home Care -- 7. Morality, Prevention, and Sex Education -- 8. Fairness and National Health Care Reform.
Summary: With precision and insight, Daniels probes the issues of justice that underlie central controversies about how we should treat each other in the HIV epidemic, controversies that are intrinsically linked to the problems of designing a better national health care system. These include the duty of physicians to treat HIV patients; the conflicting rights of patients and infected health care workers; the insurability of those at high risk; the rights of patients to unproven drugs; the rationing of expensive treatments; and the education of students in our public schools about safe sex practices.Summary: Seeking Fair Treatment makes a major contribution to the health care debate and forces us to examine the current state and pace of health care reform in this country. Whether or not the present health care system emerges fundamentally changed (in whole or in part), the lessons of the AIDS epidemic are lessons we must all take to heart if we are to succeed in treating each other fairly through health care reform. Arguing passionately that access to health care is not merely a goal for a just society, but a requirement, Norman Daniels provides a framework for coming to terms with one of the great moral crises of our time.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-192) and index.

1. AIDS and the Moral Fabric of Society -- 2. The Duty to Treat and Access to Care -- 3. HIV-Infected Surgeons and Dentists: Public Threat or Public Sacrifice? -- 4. AIDS and Insurability: Ethical Issues in Underwriting -- 5. Parallel Track Use of Unproven Drugs -- 6. Justice and Access to High-Technology Home Care -- 7. Morality, Prevention, and Sex Education -- 8. Fairness and National Health Care Reform.

With precision and insight, Daniels probes the issues of justice that underlie central controversies about how we should treat each other in the HIV epidemic, controversies that are intrinsically linked to the problems of designing a better national health care system. These include the duty of physicians to treat HIV patients; the conflicting rights of patients and infected health care workers; the insurability of those at high risk; the rights of patients to unproven drugs; the rationing of expensive treatments; and the education of students in our public schools about safe sex practices.

Seeking Fair Treatment makes a major contribution to the health care debate and forces us to examine the current state and pace of health care reform in this country. Whether or not the present health care system emerges fundamentally changed (in whole or in part), the lessons of the AIDS epidemic are lessons we must all take to heart if we are to succeed in treating each other fairly through health care reform. Arguing passionately that access to health care is not merely a goal for a just society, but a requirement, Norman Daniels provides a framework for coming to terms with one of the great moral crises of our time.

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