Mind and Society 9 (1):25-29 (2010)
|Abstract||Societies vary in their levels of social inequality and in the degree of popular support for policies that reduce disparities within them. Survey research in Texas, where levels of disparity in health and medical care are relatively high, studied how psychological mechanisms of moral disengagement relate to public support for expanding access to government-subsidized health care. Telephone interviews ( N = 1,063) measured agreement with statements expressing tendencies to minimize the effects of inequality, blame its victims and morally justify limits on government help. The interviews also assessed support for general and specific policies to reduce inequality, e.g., through state-subsidized health care for lower income groups, as well as political party affiliation, ideological orientation, gender, age, education and income. Agreement with beliefs expressing moral disengagement was associated with opposition to governmental policies to reduce inequality in children’s health care. Beliefs that justify the withholding of government assistance, blame the victims of societal inequality, and minimize perceptions of their suffering were strongly related to variation between and within groups in support for governmental action to reduce inequality|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Dan W. Brock (2000). Broadening the Bioethics Agenda. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 10 (1):21-38.
Jeffrey D. Milyo & Jennifer M. Mellor (1999). Is Inequality Bad for Our Health? Critical Review 13 (3-4):359-372.
Madison Powers & Ruth Faden (2008). Social Justice: The Moral Foundations of Public Health and Health Policy. OUP USA.
Kjell Arne Johansson & Ole Frithjof Norheim (2011). Problems With Prioritization: Exploring Ethical Solutions to Inequalities in HIV Care. American Journal of Bioethics 11 (12):32-40.
Azam Golam (2010). Distribution of Health Care Resources in LIC: A Utilitarian Approach. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller.
R. S. Downie (1994). Healthy Respect: Ethics in Health Care. Oxford University Press.
Nicholas Dixon (2009). Why Mainstream Conservatives Should Support Government-Mandated Universal Health Care. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 23 (1):1-15.
Angelo Volandes & Michael Paasche-Orlow (2007). Response to Open Peer Commentaries on "Health Literacy, Health Inequality and a Just Health Care System". American Journal of Bioethics 7 (11):1-2.
Daniel Callahan (2001). Health Care for Children: A Community Perspective. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 26 (2):137 – 146.
Mike W. Martin (2001). Responsibility for Health and Blaming Victims. Journal of Medical Humanities 22 (2):95-114.
Shelley Morrisette, William D. Oberman, Allison D. Watts & Joseph B. Beck (forthcoming). Health Care: A Brave New World. [REVIEW] Health Care Analysis:1-18.
Added to index2010-09-14
Total downloads3 ( #213,130 of 722,750 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #60,247 of 722,750 )
How can I increase my downloads?