Social contract theory and just decision making: Lessons from genetic testing for the BRCA mutations

Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 14 (2):115-142 (2004)
Abstract
: Decisions about funding health services are crucial to controlling costs in health care insurance plans, yet they encounter serious challenges from intellectual property protection—e.g., patents—of health care services. Using Myriad Genetics' commercial genetic susceptibility test for hereditary breast cancer (BRCA testing) in the context of the Canadian health insurance system as a case study, this paper applies concepts from social contract theory to help develop more just and rational approaches to health care decision making. Specifically, Daniels's and Sabin's "accountability for reasonableness" is compared to broader notions of public consultation, demonstrating that expert assessments in specific decisions must be transparent and accountable and supplemented by public consultation
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1353/ken.2004.0026
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 27,195
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Patients or Customers: Ethical Limits of Market Economy in Health Care.Friedrich Heubel - 2000 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 25 (2):240 – 253.
Genetics and the Interpersonal Elaboration of Ethics.Michael Parker - 2001 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 22 (5):451-459.

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2009-01-28

Total downloads

53 ( #98,100 of 2,163,870 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #348,100 of 2,163,870 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums