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Title Justice in oral health care : ethical and educational perspectives / Jos V.M. Welie, Editor
Published Milwaukee, Wis. : Marquette University Press, ©2006


Description 1 online resource (370 pages) : illustrations
Series Marquette studies in philosophy ; no. 47
Marquette studies in philosophy ; #47.
Contents Are oral health disparities merely unfortunate or also unfair?: an introduction to the book / Jos V.M. Welie -- Oral health disparities: health care and resource allocation in the U.S. / Raul Garcia -- Defining oral health / Mary McNally -- Social responsibility and oral health disparities: a constructivist approach / Shafik Dharamsi -- Just dentistry and the margins of society / Gerald Winslow -- Overcoming isolationism: moral competencies, virtues and the importance of connectedness / Jos VM Welie, James Rule -- The preferential option for the poor: a social justice perspective on oral health care / Jos V.M. Welie and James T. Rule -- The preferential option for the poor: a social justice perspective on oral health / Jos V.M. Welie -- Distributive justice / David Chambers -- Care for the Native American patients / Kimberly McFarland -- The changing face of Turkey's dental profession / Sefik Görkey -- Access to oral health services based on recent Finnish laws / Sinikka Salo & Matti Pöyry -- Sweden's dental insurance system for the elderly, unwell and disabled people in Sweden: ethical implications / Gunilla Nordenram -- Oral health and social justice: oral health status, financing and opportunities for leadership / Linda Niessen -- Justice, moral competencies, and the role of dental schools / James Rule, Jos .V.M Welie -- Service-learning / Michelle Henshaw -- Oral health disparities: a proposal for educational change / Pamela Zarkowski
Summary Oral health is an intrinsic part of overall health. The mouth is part of the digestive and respiratory systems; it is essential to spoken communication and facial expression; in fact, toothaches are among the most severe and hence debilitating kinds of pain that a person can suffer. The economic cost of dental disease is staggering, equaling an annual loss of some 20 million days of work in the US alone. But far more disastrous is the personal cost for those suffering from these conditions. More than 100 million US citizens lack dental insurance. There is widespread consensus that the resultin
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Subject Dental ethics -- United States
Dental care -- Social aspects -- United States
Dental health education -- United States
Dental ethics.
Medical policy.
Health Services Accessibility -- ethics
Insurance, Dental -- ethics
Social Responsibility
Socioeconomic Factors
Ethics, Dental
Dental Care -- ethics
Health Policy
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Oral Health.
MEDICAL -- Dentistry -- General.
Medical policy.
Dental care -- Social aspects.
Dental ethics.
Dental health education.
SUBJECT United States
Subject United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Welie, Jos V. M.
ISBN 9781435610743