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Golden opportunity, reasonable risk and personal responsibility for health

Abstract:

In her excellent and comprehensive article, Friesen argues that utilising personal responsibility in health care is problematic in several ways: (1) it is difficult to ascribe responsibility to behaviour; (2) there is a risk of prejudice and bias in deciding which behaviours a person should be held responsible for; (3) it may be ineffective at reducing health costs. In this short commentary, I will elaborate the critique of personal responsibility in health but suggest one way in which it cou...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
Journal:
Journal of Medical Ethics More from this journal
Volume:
44
Issue:
1
Pages:
59-61
Publication date:
2017-11-16
Acceptance date:
2017-06-16
DOI:
EISSN:
1473-4257
ISSN:
0306-6800
Pubs id:
pubs:725772
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uuid:fc59feda-88b0-43fe-a302-f3b514914c7e
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pubs:725772
Source identifiers:
725772
Deposit date:
2017-09-07

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