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With this book nursing and health administration students can increase their understanding of the myriad global ethical issues. The book examines key issues of health services delivery (insurance, rationing of care, allocation of resources, and cost-containment) and the health care industry (corruption, kickbacks, and conflicts of interest) in both developing and developed countries. The book also considers cross-border issues that arise from the movement of patients and providers across national boundaries, such as treatment of undocumented aliens, medical tourism, and the "brain drain" of health care personnel from developing countries.

Author Biography

Dean M. Harris, JD, is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and adjunct associate professor in the UNC School of Law. In addition, he serves as adjunct professor in the Health Economics and Management Institute (HEMI) in the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University. Companion web site:

Table of Contents

The Author
Ethical Theories and Bioethics in a Global Perspective
Theories of Ethics
Are Theories of Ethics Global?
Can Theories of Ethics Encourage People to Do the Right Thing?
Autonomy and Informed Consent in Global Perspective
Ethical Principles and Practical Issues of Informed Consent
Does Informed Consent Really Matter to Patients?
Is Informed Consent a Universal Principle or a Cultural Value?
Withholding or Withdrawing Treatment and Physician‚«ŰAssisted Suicide
Withholding or Withdrawing Treatment at the End of Life
Assisting Patients in Committing Suicide
Ethical Issues in Reproductive Health
Ethics of Abortion in Different Times, Places, and Cultures
Current Ethical Issues in Abortion
Assisted Reproductive Technology and Stem Cell Research
Emergency Contraception
Ethics of Imposing Conditions on Funding
Ethical Issues of Female Genital Mutilation
The Facts About FGM
FGM as a Challenge to Ethical Relativism
Ethics of FGM for Adult Women
Ethical Issues of Research with Human Subjects
Background Information and the Belmont Report
Autonomy and Voluntary Informed Consent
Beneficence and Cost‚«ŰBenefit Analysis
Issues of Justice and Fairness for Human Subjects
The Right to Health Care, and Ethical Obligations to Provide Care
Is There an Ethical Right to Health Care?
Ethical Obligations of Health Care Professionals
Ethical Obligations of for‚«ŰProfit Health Care Providers
Ethical Issues in Rationing and Allocation of Limited Resources
Levels of Allocating Resources
Methods of Rationing Health Resources
Comparative Effectiveness Research and Cost‚«ŰEffectiveness Analysis
Ethical Issues of Health Insurance and Health System Reform
Ethical Issues in Financing Health Services and Designing Insurance Systems
Fundamental Values of Health Systems
Ethical Issues in the Movement of Patients Across National Borders
Ethical Duties to Provide Health Care to Undocumented Aliens
Ethical Issues in Medical Tourism
Ethical Issues in the Movement of Health Care Professionals Across National Borders
Ethical Issues in the Migration of Health Professionals
Proposed Solutions and Their Ethical Implications
Fair Treatment of Health Care Workers from Other Countries
Corruption and Informal Payments in Health Systems
Payment of Informal Fees by Patients and Their Families
Is Corruption Bad for Your (and Other People‚«≤s) Health?
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