A Call to Be Whole: The Fundamentals of Health Care Reform

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Index
access: as cost of economic reform, 18; global budget, 101; health insurance, 62, 103, 114, 141, 142; managed care, 18; relationship to cost and quality, 21, 29, 202; universal health insurance, 142
acute care, 8, 42, 83, 113
adaptation. See system, principles of systemic change
advanced directives, 95
Alexander, Christopher, 180
Argyris, Chris, 166
automatic pilot, 56–58, 168
balance billing, definition, 13
bankruptcy, 1
Becker, Ernest, 93
benefit package: determining standard package, 112–15; ERISA, 6; Medicare, 8
benefit-utilization curve, 108, 114
Berwick, Donald, 35
biomedicine. See definitions of health
blame, 2, 50, 127, 128, 130, 135, 168
blame and counterblame, 128–29
blind men and elephant fable, 22
Blue Cross and Blue Shield: boundaries of, 33; effect of WHO defi
nition, 47; health care, 35–36; health care reform, 111–112; history of, 4; knowledge power, 36–37; population health, 53
Brockovich, Erin, 136
Cacchione, Patrick, 201
Cameron, Janet K., 199
Campbell, Joseph, 176
Canada. See Health Canada
capitation, definition of, 17
care, 61; adequate levels of, 70–71; object of, 82; environmental, 78–79; intimate relationships and, 73–75; societal, 75–77; spiritual, 80–81; types of, behavioral, 71–72
caring, 68–69
Chadwick, Edwin, 52
chronic disease, 32, 48, 72, 84, 113, 132–33, 135, 158
Clinton plan, 16
Colorado, Burlington, 197–98
community rating, 7
compassion. See dialogue
consolidation of physician knowledge power, 43, 122
corporatization of health care, 14–15

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • Chapter 1 - Heartburn 1
  • Chapter 2 - Review of Systems 21
  • Chapter 3 - What is Health? 41
  • Chapter 4 - What is Care? 61
  • Chapter 5 - How Much is Enough? 89
  • Chapter 6 - Who is Responsible? 121
  • Chapter 7 - A Call to Be Whole 149
  • Chapter 8 - Compassion 171
  • Chapter 9 - We 191
  • Notes 205
  • Selected Bibliography 215
  • Index 219
  • About the Author 223
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