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Health Care and the Ethics of Encounter: A Jewish Discussion of Social Justice (Studies in Social Medicine) 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0807848289
ISBN-10: 080784828X
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Editorial Reviews

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"The significance of Zoloth's book cannot be overestimated.

Stanley Hauerwas, Duke University"

"[Zoloth offers] a strongly knitted framework, calling upon a rich Jewish tradition, from which prominent policy-makers can benefit.

"Forward""

"Zoloth has written a book that is clinically astute, politically relevant, and abundant in wisdom and grace.

Carl Elliott, "Journal of the American Medical Association""

ÝZoloth offers¨ a strongly knitted framework, calling upon a rich Jewish tradition, from which prominent policy-makers can benefit.

"Forward"

The significance of Zoloth's book cannot be overestimated.

Stanley Hauerwas, Duke University

[Zoloth offers] a strongly knitted framework, calling upon a rich Jewish tradition, from which prominent policy-makers can benefit.

"Forward"

Zoloth has written a book that is clinically astute, politically relevant, and abundant in wisdom and grace.

Carl Elliott, "Journal of the American Medical Association"

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Laurie Zoloth is as talented as they come. . . . Health Care and the Ethics of Encounter [is] a beautifully poetic book . . . [and] a project with the ambitious aim of developing an alternative vocabulary with which to discuss justice in U.S. health care. It will surprise no one who is familiar with Zoloth's work to hear that she succeeds brilliantly. . . . Zoloth has written a book that is clinically astute, politically relevant, and abundant in wisdom and grace.--Carl Elliott, Journal of the American Medical Association



These interactions are also the topic of Health Care and the Ethics of Encounter, in which Zoloth, here as sole author, suggests a Jewish model for dealing with the increasingly urgent and tangled problem of distributing health care efficiently and justly.--Hastings Center Report



The significance of Zoloth's book cannot be overestimated. At once theoretically important and practically wise, it gives us the Jewish intervention we have so desperately needed for the challenging questions presented by distribution of medical care. . . . More importantly, Zoloth helps us see why no philosopher or theologian should pretend to think about ethics without reflecting on the richness of Jewish thought. I can only hope this book will be widely read and used in any course that pretends to teach students about the ethics of medicine.--Stanley Hauerwas, Duke University



[Zoloth offers] a strongly knitted framework, calling upon a rich Jewish tradition, from which prominent policy-makers can benefit.--Forward

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Product Details

  • Series: Studies in Social Medicine
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; 1 edition (October 4, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080784828X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807848289
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.8 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,460,247 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Michael Lewyn VINE VOICE on May 18, 2003
Format: Paperback
Less of a coherent book than a collection of essays only slightly related to each other: first an essay on Oregon's attempt to find a logical way of rationing Medicaid spending, then an essay on various theories of justice generally (e.g. Rawls, Nozak), then a discussion of various attempts by Jewish sages (of the talmudic and midrashic eras) to create Jewish law governing allocation of scarce resources in situations where lives were at stake, and then finally an attempt to relate the book of Ruth to modern politics. (The author's general bias is in favor of national health insurance of some sort). I thought the "Jewish essays" were more interesting than the rest of the book -- perhaps because I'm more interested in Jewish topics, perhaps because the issues raised in sacred texts are more likely to be relevant in 2003 than the details of Oregon's Medicaid policy.
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A wonderful book for helping us understand the ongoing health care debate. Full of needed information and written in an engaging and understandable way.
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