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Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

Leo F. Goodstadt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208210
eISBN:
9789888268436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208210.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Hong Kong is among the richest cities in the world. Yet over the past 15 years, living conditions for the average family have deteriorated despite a robust economy, ample budget surpluses and record ... More


Situated Intervention: Sociological Experiments in Health Care

Teun Zuiderent-Jerak

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029384
eISBN:
9780262329439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029384.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book considers the question of how the direct involvement of social scientists in the practices they study can lead to the production of interesting sociological knowledge. It draws together two ... More


New interventional procedures

Carole M Longson and Mirella Marlow

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the NICE IP (interventional procedures) Programme, which is intended to introduce new interventional procedures safely into the NHS. The basic requirements for achieving this ... More


Bureaucracy and money

Sara Booth, Polly Edmonds, and Margaret Kendall

in Palliative care in the acute hospital setting: A practical guide

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238927
eISBN:
9780191730092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238927.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines funding and bureaucracy issues that may influence the operation of palliative care teams in acute hospitals in Great Britain. It describes the bureaucratic structure of the ... More


The history of communication skills knowledge and training

Mack Lipkin

in Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Most of the history of communication skills knowledge and teaching derives from work and studies done in general medicine, or further afield, rather than in cancer care. Cancer care has been advanced ... More


Dealing with the “Handicapped” of ALBA: Setting the Balance Right

John M. Kirk

in Healthcare Without Borders: Understanding Cuban Medical Internationalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061054
eISBN:
9780813051338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061054.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

A case study is presented of three countries that followed the Cuban model and provided an assessment of the needs of the disabled. Venezuela, Bolivia, and Ecuador are studied in some depth, and an ... More


The human embryo in vitro: person, chattel, or dolphin?

John Keown

in The Law and Ethics of Medicine: Essays on the Inviolability of Human Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199589555
eISBN:
9780191741036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589555.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter considers the legal status of the human embryo in vitro. It begins by considering the legal categories available and concludes that there are two: person or chattel. It then considers ... More


Trouble in the House of Labor: Alternative Visions of New Unionism

Adam D. Reich

in With God on Our Side: The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450662
eISBN:
9780801464188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450662.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines the internal divisions within the labor movement that jeopardized workers’ chances to win their union at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (SRMH). More specifically, it considers the ... More


Fraud at Major Hospitals: Profits at Any Cost, Part One

Terry L. Leap

in Phantom Billing, Fake Prescriptions, and the High Cost of Medicine: Health Care Fraud and What to Do about It

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449796
eISBN:
9780801460807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449796.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines frauds instigated by major hospitals. A company's fixation on financial performance, especially bottom-line profits and stock market prices, may lead to overcharges, false ... More


The Structure, Financing, and Processes of Federally Mandated Comparative Effectiveness Research and Why They Matter

Carol M. Ashton and Nelda P. Wray

in Comparative Effectiveness Research: Evidence, Medicine, and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199968565
eISBN:
9780199346080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199968565.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Throughout the legislative odyssey of federal policy on comparative effectiveness research from 2002 to 2008, the specifics of the policy took many different forms. While opponents to ... More


Crisis Economics: Private Profits, Public Pain

Leo F. Goodstadt

in Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208210
eISBN:
9789888268436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208210.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Hong Kong’s economic problems since 2000 are the official excuse for cuts in social spending. But the problems themselves are the outcome of deliberate choices made by Chief Executives and Financial ... More


The Business of Government: Less Politics, No Welfare

Leo F. Goodstadt

in Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208210
eISBN:
9789888268436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208210.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

When a political system is as dominated by business interests as it is in Hong Kong and where social expenditure is not permitted to hinder the pursuit of profits, the credibility of both the policy ... More


Housing: Unending Crisis

Leo F. Goodstadt

in Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208210
eISBN:
9789888268436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208210.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Housing is the single biggest factor in determining a family’s quality of life and is for most people their single biggest investment. Hong Kong housing standards have long been disgraceful. The SAR ... More


Social Reforms: Too Little, Too Late

Leo F. Goodstadt

in Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208210
eISBN:
9789888268436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208210.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Efforts to increase social expenditure by professionals in the health and welfare sectors were beleaguered by the financial and bureaucratic barriers erected by the colonial administration. The more ... More


Social Reforms: The New Poverty

Leo F. Goodstadt

in Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208210
eISBN:
9789888268436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208210.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The chapter reviews a catalogue of policy decisions which aggravated rather than relieved the physical and mental distress of those least able to care for themselves. In both the health and the ... More


The Undeserving Poor

Leo F. Goodstadt

in Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208210
eISBN:
9789888268436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208210.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) is widely mistrusted by the community as a whole. Most of the opposition to social security is based on myths - that CSSA encourages workers to give up ... More


An Absence of Advocates: How the ‘Welfare’ Lobby Lost Its Voice

Leo F. Goodstadt

in Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208210
eISBN:
9789888268436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208210.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter shows how the community came to give overriding priority to the preservation of Hong Kong’s unique combination of personal freedom, social stability and open and honest government, In ... More


The Legislative Odyssey of Comparative Effectiveness Research: Birth in 2002 to the First Federal Mandate in 2003

Carol M. Ashton and Nelda P. Wray

in Comparative Effectiveness Research: Evidence, Medicine, and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199968565
eISBN:
9780199346080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199968565.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

From a nearly imperceptible start, federal policy on comparative effectiveness research gained substantial momentum over its eight-year odyssey and got several legislative toeholds. The story starts ... More


The Qualities of Competition: Reconfiguring Health Care Markets

Teun Zuiderent-Jerak

in Situated Intervention: Sociological Experiments in Health Care

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029384
eISBN:
9780262329439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029384.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter deals with possibilities for sociology in enacting emerging healthcare markets. Drawing on research on the development of situated standardization through process redesign in a national ... More


Rationing Is Not a Four-Letter Word: Setting Limits on Healthcare

Philip M. Rosoff

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027496
eISBN:
9780262320764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027496.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

The healthcare system in the United States is the most expensive in the industrialized world, yet delivers very mediocre outcomes in such measures as equity, infant mortality, and longevity. In ... More


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