Catholicism and Health-Care Justice: Problems, Potential and Solutions

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Paulist Press, 2002 - Medical - 242 pages
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Reviews the basic Catholic moral principles that apply to health care, then uses them to assess three major current trends in the health care industry.
 

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Contents

The Economic Structure of Managed Care
94
Managed Care and Universal Access
99
POSSIBLE STRATEGIES FOR THE REFORM OF MANAGED CARE
101
Doctors Hospitals and Other Providers
103
Managed Care Reforming Itself
107
Public Policy as a Means to the Reform of Managed Care
108
CONCLUSION
111
THE ETHICS OF MERGERS JOINT VENTURES AND OTHER RECONFIGURATIONS
113

Subsidiarity and Socialization
23
FarProfit visavis NotforProfet Health Care
25
CATHOLIC TEACHING AND THE JUST TREATMENT OF HEALTHCARE EMPLOYEES
27
Just Earnings and Benefits
28
Genuine Participation and Ongoing Development of Employees
30
The Mission Responsibility of HealthCare Workers
31
HealthCare Workers and NonDiscrimination
33
The Right of HealthCare Employees to Join Labor Unions
34
DOCTORS NURSES AND HEALTH CARE AS A PROFESSION
37
DEATH AND DYING AS A PART OF THE HUMAN STORY
40
A NOTE ON THE ETHICAL AND RELIGIOUS DIRECTIVES
44
MANAGED CARE DEFINITION HISTORY AND MORAL SUCCESSES
46
Types of ManagedCare Plans
48
Managed Care as a Blanket Term and a Work in Progress
50
THE HISTORY OF MANAGED CARE IN THE UNITED STATES
56
The Background and Early Development of Kaiser Permanente
57
The Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound
60
Other Forerunners of Managed Care in the 1930s and 1940s
63
Transitions during the 1960s and 1970s
65
The Historical Roots of Managed Competition
67
THE MORAL SUCCESSES OF MANAGED CARE
69
Health Care for Ordinary People
70
Solidarity of Providers and Patients
71
Managed Care and the Quality of Care
74
Preventive Measures and a Wholistic Notion of Health
76
Managed Care and the Reduction of the Cost of Health Care
78
MANAGED CARE PROBLEMS AND POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS
81
MAJOR CURRENT CRITICISMS OF MANAGED CARE
82
Physician Concerns about Managed Care
90
Managed Care and Problems for Hospitals
93
DIFFERING TYPES OF REALIGNMENTS
114
WHY ALL OF THIS REALIGNMENT?
122
Systemic Social and Financial Reasons
125
Mergers and the Confrontation of Managed Care
127
SOME PROBLEMS WITH HEALTHCARE REALIGNMENT
128
SPECIAL ETHICAL PROBLEMS FOR CATHOLIC PARTIES IN HEALTHCARE MERGERS
130
Preliminary Notes
131
The Catholic Theory of Cooperation
132
Catholic Teaching on Issues of Fertility and Human Life and Cooperation in Hospital Mergers
137
Toward Broader Values in HealthCare Mergers
144
PUBLIC POLICY AND CONTEMPORARY HEALTH CARE
146
THREE MAJOR CHRISTIAN OPTIONS ON PUBLIC POLICY
147
Classical Lutheranism and Public Policy
150
The AristotelianThomist View of Public Policy
153
HEALTHCARE JUSTICE AND PUBLIC POLICY IN THE RECENT PAST
155
Public Policy and the Funding of Health Care
160
FUTURE ETHICAL DIRECTIONS FOR THE DEBATE ABOUT PUBLIC POLICY AND HEALTH CARE
162
CATHOLICISM AND ADVOCACY FOR HEALTHCARE REFORM
168
SOME PARTICULAR PROBLEMS IN HEALTHCARE JUSTICE
174
CARE FOR BEHAVIORAL OR MENTAL HEALTH
180
SOCIAL JUSTICE AND MEDICAL EDUCATION
185
TOWARD SOME OVERALL CONCLUSIONS ABOUT HEALTHCARE JUSTICE TODAY
189
SEQUENCED CONCLUSIONS
190
INTUITIONS ABOUT THE FUTURE
193
ABBREVIATIONS USED IN NOTES
201
NOTES
204
GLOSSARY
229
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
232
INDEX
236
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