Health Ethics in a Global Context

Health Ethics in a Global Context

Win Phillips (University of Missouri, USA) and Cheryl Rathert (University of Missouri, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-332-4.ch008


In this chapter we discuss some of the most important moral issues and controversies in health ethics and how globalization widens and complicates their consideration.
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Globalization Within Healthcare

Globalization affects disease and healthcare directly in that pathogens, patients, healthcare professionals, health information, healthcare services, and healthcare research all now travel more easily and quickly around the globe.

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