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Empathy in Healthcare: The Limits and Scope of Empathy in Public and Private Systems

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In this chapter we examine the two dominant healthcare models, public and private, and discuss the extent to which each model can promote empathetic care. We analyse the moral underpinnings of each model - solidarity and individualism - and examine different justifications for the provision of healthcare under each system. We argue that empathy exercised by the individual healthcare professional alone is not enough to ensure empathetic care overall. Rather, the healthcare system as a whole n...

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10.4324/9781315186351

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University of Oxford
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MSD
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Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
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0000-0002-5714-3905

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Routledge Key Themes in Health and Society
Host title:
Marketisation, Ethics and Healthcare, Policy, Practice and Moral Formation
Publication date:
2018-01-19
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974867
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9781315186351
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2019-02-20

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