Chapter 9. Discrimination in Medical Practice: Justice and the Obligations of Health Care Providers to Disadvantaged Patients

  1. Rosamond Rhodes,
  2. Leslie P. Francis and
  3. Anita Silvers
  1. Leslie P. Francis

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470690932.ch9

The Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics

The Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics

How to Cite

Francis, L. P. (2007) Discrimination in Medical Practice: Justice and the Obligations of Health Care Providers to Disadvantaged Patients, in The Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics (eds R. Rhodes, L. P. Francis and A. Silvers), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470690932.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125833

Online ISBN: 9780470690932

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Keywords:

  • discrimination;
  • health care costs;
  • United States;
  • utilitarians;
  • health services

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • The Risk of Injustice and Characterizing a Group as “Vulnerable”

  • Discrimination and Distributive Justice: Some Background

  • Choices for Providers

  • Life-Cycles: Children, Pregnant Women, and the Elderly

  • The Significance of Injustice

  • Disability

  • Race

  • People in Poverty and Immigrants

  • Conclusion

  • Notes

  • References