Application of Systems Thinking to Health Policy & Public Health Ethics

Public Health and Private Illness

  • Michele Battle-Fisher

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Public Health book series (BRIEFSPUBLIC)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Public Health Ethics book sub series (BRIEFSPUHEAET)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Systems Within Health Policy and Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michele Battle-Fisher
      Pages 43-50
    3. Michele Battle-Fisher
      Pages 57-60
    4. Michele Battle-Fisher
      Pages 61-64
  3. Applications of Modeling to Health Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Michele Battle-Fisher
      Pages 67-74
  4. A Brief Exploration of the Complexity of Health Disparities (As Humanistically as Possible)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Michele Battle-Fisher
      Pages 77-85
    3. Michele Battle-Fisher
      Pages 87-96
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 97-100

About this book


​​​​This book looks at health policy through the lens of public versus private: population health versus the somatic, social, or emotional experiences of a patient. Rather than presenting policy/ethics as overly technical, this book takes a novel approach of framing public and private health in terms of political philosophy, ethics, and popular examples. Each chapter ties back to the general ethics or political literature as applicable, which are not customarily parts of the current public health curriculum. The author's work on the Orgcomplexity blog has touched on this subject by systemically exploring public policy issues, and the tone of this book mimics the blog with an extension of the arguments.


complexity in healthcare health policy health policy analysis politics of health public health ethics systems thinking and health

Authors and affiliations

  • Michele Battle-Fisher
    • 1
  1. 1.Wright State UniversityKetteringUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-12202-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-12203-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-3698
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-3701
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