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Application of Systems Thinking to Health Policy & Public Health Ethics

Public Health and Private Illness

  • Explores health policy through the lens of public health vs. private health

  • Popular, cultural examples and nontechnical tone make political philosophy and health policy topics accessible to a student audience

  • Applies systems and complexity thinking to health system reform

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Public Health (BRIEFSPUBLIC, volume 0)

Part of the book sub series: SpringerBriefs in Public Health Ethics (BRIEFSPUHEAET)

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

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

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Communication and Politics in Healthcare

      • Michele Battle-Fisher
      Pages 43-50
    3. Ethical and Systematic Approaches to Health Policy

      • Michele Battle-Fisher
      Pages 57-60
    4. Health Disparities in Public Health

      • Michele Battle-Fisher
      Pages 61-64
  3. Applications of Modeling to Health Policy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 65-65
    2. Mental and Simulated Models in Health Policy Making

      • 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. Social Disparity, Policy, and Sharing in Public Health

      • Michele Battle-Fisher
      Pages 77-85
    3. The Concentric Model of Health-Bound Networks

      • 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.

Keywords

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

Reviews

“This interdisciplinary overview of current public health issues focuses on healthcare systems, infectious disease, health disparities, healthcare policy, policy development, and the effects of those policies. … The audience is anyone interested in public health and healthcare policy. … This is a useful book for gaining a basic understanding of the multifaceted features of public health policies and their implications.” (Tyler Zahrli, Doody’s Book Reviews, December, 2015)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wright State University, Kettering, USA

    Michele Battle-Fisher

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Application of Systems Thinking to Health Policy & Public Health Ethics

  • Book Subtitle: Public Health and Private Illness

  • Authors: Michele Battle-Fisher

  • Series Title: SpringerBriefs in Public Health

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-12203-8

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2015

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-12202-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-12203-8

  • Series ISSN: 2192-3698

  • Series E-ISSN: 2192-3701

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 100

  • Number of Illustrations: 8 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Public Health, Bioethics, Moral Philosophy and Applied Ethics

Buying options

eBook USD 29.99 USD 59.99
50% discount Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-12203-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 39.99 USD 74.99
47% discount Price excludes VAT (USA)