Rethinking Rural Health Ethics

  • Christy Simpson
  • Fiona McDonald

Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 72)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Christy Simpson, Fiona McDonald
    Pages 1-13
  3. Deconstructing Rural Health Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Christy Simpson, Fiona McDonald
      Pages 17-30
    3. Christy Simpson, Fiona McDonald
      Pages 31-44
    4. Christy Simpson, Fiona McDonald
      Pages 45-57
  4. Reconstructing Rural Health Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Christy Simpson, Fiona McDonald
      Pages 61-75
    3. Christy Simpson, Fiona McDonald
      Pages 77-93
    4. Christy Simpson, Fiona McDonald
      Pages 95-117
    5. Christy Simpson, Fiona McDonald
      Pages 119-138
    6. Christy Simpson, Fiona McDonald
      Pages 161-171
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 173-175

About this book

Introduction

This book challenges readers to rethink rural health ethics.  Traditional approaches to health ethics are often urban-centric, making implicit assumptions about how values and norms apply in health care practice, and as such may fail to take into account the complexity, depth, richness, and diversity of the rural context.  There are ethically relevant differences between rural health practice and rural health services delivery and urban practice and delivery that go beyond the stereotypes associated with rural life and rural health services.  This book examines key values in the rural context that have not been fully explored or taken into account when we examine health ethics issues, including the values of community and place, and a need to “revalue” relationships. It also advocates for a greater attention to meso and macro level analysis in rural health ethics as being critical to ethical analysis of rural health care.  This book is essential reading for those involved in health ethics, rural health policy and governance, and for rural health providers.

Keywords

ethics of place rural bioethics rural health rural health ethics the importance of relationships the value of communicty

Authors and affiliations

  • Christy Simpson
    • 1
  • Fiona McDonald
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BioethicsDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada
  2. 2.Australian Centre for Health Law ResearchQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60811-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-60809-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-60811-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1567-8008
  • Series Online ISSN 2351-955X
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