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The Ethics of Screening in Health Care and Medicine

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9789400720442
Author(s): Niklas Juth
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2011
Publisher: Springer
Dimensions: 156 x 12 x 234 (w x l x h)
Pages: 192
Series: International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine
Series Number: 51

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Medical or health-oriented screening programs are amongst the most debated aspects of health care and public health practices in health care and public health ethics, as well as health policy discussions. In spite of this, most treatments of screening in the research literature restrict themselves to isolated scientific aspects, sometimes complemented by economic analyses or loose speculations regarding policy aspects. At the same time, recent advances in medical genetics and technology, as well as a rapidly growing societal focus on public health concerns, inspires an increase in suggested or recently started screening programs. This book involves an in-depth analysis of the ethical, political and philosophical issues related to health-oriented screening programs. It explores the considerations that arise when heath care interacts with other societal institutions on a large scale, as is the case with screening: What values may be promoted or compromised by screening programs? What conflicts of values do typically arise - both internally and in relation to the goals of health care, on the one hand, and the goals of public health and the general society, on the other?
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