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Health and the Good SocietySetting Healthcare Ethics in Social Context$
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Alan Cribb

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199242733

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199242739.001.0001

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Introduction: The Diffusion of the Health Agenda

Introduction: The Diffusion of the Health Agenda

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(p.3) 1 Introduction: The Diffusion of the Health Agenda
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Health and the Good Society
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Alan Cribb (Contributor Webpage)

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DOI:10.1093/0199242739.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the ‘diffusion of the health agenda’ and its implications for healthcare and healthcare ethics. It begins with a thumbnail sketch of some fundamental shifts in modern health policy and services, and looks briefly at some of the philosophical changes that underpin these shifts — the so-called ‘social turn’ in healthcare. The chapter then reflects upon some of the implications of this diffused agenda for healthcare ethics.

Keywords:   healthcare ethics, health policy, health services, diffusion, social turn

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