Health Care and the Ethics of Encounter: A Jewish Discussion of  Social Justice - Studies in Social Medicine (Paperback)
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Health Care and the Ethics of Encounter: A Jewish Discussion of Social Justice - Studies in Social Medicine (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 31/10/1999
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The last several years have seen a sharpening of debate in the United States regarding the problem of steadily increasing medical expenditures, as well as inflation in health care costs, a scarcity of health care resources, and a lack of access for a growing number of people in the national health care system. Some observers suggest that we in fact face two crises: the crisis of scarce resources and the crisis of inadequate language in the discourse of ethics for framing a response. Laurie Zoloth offers a bold claim: to renew our chances of achieving social justice, she argues, we must turn to the Jewish tradition. That tradition envisions an ethics of conversational encounter that is deeply social and profoundly public, as well as offering resources for recovering a language of community that addresses the issues raised by the health care allocation debate. Constructing her argument around a careful analysis of selected classic and postmodern Jewish texts and a thoughtful examination of the Oregon health care reform plan, Zoloth encourages a radical rethinking of what has become familiar ground in debates on social justice. |In order to move current disputes over the allocation of health care resources to an equitable solution, this book advocates a return to the principles of Jewish teachings regarding community and the ethics of conversational encounter.

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807848289
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 526 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 24 mm
Edition: New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The significance of Zoloth's book cannot be overestimated.

Stanley Hauerwas, Duke University"


"[Zoloth offers] a strongly knitted framework, calling upon a rich Jewish tradition, from which prominent policy-makers can benefit.

"Forward""


"Zoloth has written a book that is clinically astute, politically relevant, and abundant in wisdom and grace.

Carl Elliott, "Journal of the American Medical Association""


Zoloth offers a strongly knitted framework, calling upon a rich Jewish tradition, from which prominent policy-makers can benefit.

"Forward"


The significance of Zoloth's book cannot be overestimated.

Stanley Hauerwas, Duke University


Zoloth has written a book that is clinically astute, politically relevant, and abundant in wisdom and grace.

Carl Elliott, "Journal of the American Medical Association"


[Zoloth offers] a strongly knitted framework, calling upon a rich Jewish tradition, from which prominent policy-makers can benefit.

"Forward"

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