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Equity in Health and Health Care: views from ethics, economics and political science. Proceedings from a meeting of the Health Equity Network

Adam Oliver| (ed) Nuffield Trust (December 2003)

How ought we act? How do we act, and why do we act in the ways that we do? And what are the implications of acting both in the ways we ought and in the ways we do? These normative and descriptive questions, which very broadly fall within the domains of moral philosophy, political science and economics, respectively, are integral not just to policies that impinge upon health equity, but to all policies (and, indeed, to life in general).

Tom Sorell, Julian Le Grand and Albert Weale were invited to write short papers on healthcare from their perspectives as an ethicist, a political scientist, and an economist. These papers are then discussed by experts from each of the other disciplines. 

Contributors:

  • Adam Oliver (ed) is research fellow and lecturer at LSE
  • Alastair Campbell is professor of ethics in medicine at the University of Bristol
  • Raanan Gillon is professor of medical ethics at Imperial College, London
  • Julian Le Grand is Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy at LSE
  • Hugh Gravelle is professor of economics at the University of York
  • Stephen Harrison is professor of social policy at the University of Manchester
  • Rudolf Klein is visiting professor at LSE
  • Tom Sorell is professor of philosophy at the University of Essex
  • Simon Stevens is the prime minister's health policy adviser at No 10 Downing Street 
  • Albert Weale is professor of government at the University of Essex
  • Alan Williams is quasi-retired professor of economics at the University of York

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