Exploring distributive justice in health care

Capp, Stan, Savage, Sally and Clarke, Valerie 2001, Exploring distributive justice in health care, Australian health review, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 40-44.

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Title Exploring distributive justice in health care
Author(s) Capp, Stan
Savage, Sally
Clarke, Valerie
Journal name Australian health review
Volume number 24
Issue number 2
Start page 40
End page 44
Publisher Australian Healthcare Association
Place of publication Turner, A.C.T.
Publication date 2001
ISSN 0156-5788
1449-8944
Summary The allocation of resources to providers and the way in which the resources are then prioritised to specific service areas and patients remain the critical ethical decisions which determine the type of health system a community receives. Heath care providers will never be given enough resources to satisfy all the demands placed upon them by a community that is becoming increasingly informed and demanding. This paper discusses the matter of justice as it relates to the distribution of health resources. It translates the theoretical constructs of distribution into a practical situation that arose at The Geelong Hospital. It is important to emphasise that the aim of giving the example is not necessarily to provide the right answer but rather to assist in determining what ought to be the questions.
Language eng
Field of Research 111717 Primary Health Care
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008392

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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