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Medical Tourism’s Effects on the Destination Country: An Empirical and Ethical Examination

I. Glenn Cohen

in Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199975099
eISBN:
9780190205522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975099.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

In this chapter, the focus shifts to consider medical tourism from the destination country perspective. A number of authors, scholarly and popular, have critiqued medical tourism’s inequities: vast ... More


Patient Mortality in Medical Tourism: Examining News Media Reports of Deaths Following Travel for Cosmetic Surgery or for Bariatric Surgery

Leigh Turner

in The Globalization of Health Care: Legal and Ethical Issues

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917907
eISBN:
9780199332878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917907.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter describes twenty-seven reported cases of medical tourists who died during or shortly after undergoing cosmetic surgery or bariatric surgery abroad since 1993. It limits the analysis to ... More


Canadian Print News Media Coverage of Medical Tourism: Examining Key Themes and Ethical Gaps

Valorie A. Crooks, Jeremy Snyder, Leigh Turner, Krystyna Adams, Rory Johnston, and Victoria Casey

in The Globalization of Health Care: Legal and Ethical Issues

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917907
eISBN:
9780199332878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917907.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter provides a media content analysis of Canadian print media depictions of medical tourism. It describes how the lack of reliable information in these sources about the numbers and ... More


Medical Tourism and Global Justice

I. Glenn Cohen

in The Globalization of Health Care: Legal and Ethical Issues

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917907
eISBN:
9780199332878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917907.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter addresses the effect medical tourism has on access to health care in the destination country. It also investigates both the existing empirical evidence and developmental economic ... More


The Globalization of Health Care: Legal and Ethical Issues

I. Glenn Cohen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917907
eISBN:
9780199332878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917907.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This book offers a comprehensive legal and ethical analysis of the most interesting and broadest reaching development in health care of the last twenty years: its globalization. This book ties ... More


Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

I. Glenn Cohen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199975099
eISBN:
9780190205522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975099.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

The world may be getting smaller every day, but until very recently health care remained local. This book is the first comprehensive legal and ethical analysis of one part of the globalization of ... More


An Introduction to the Medical Tourism Industry

I. Glenn Cohen

in Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199975099
eISBN:
9780190205522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975099.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Before we can wrestle with the many legal and ethical issues raised by medical tourism, we need a better understanding of the industry, its scope, and its components. This chapter aims to put flesh ... More


Jumping the queue? How a focus on health tourism as benefit fraud misses much of the medical tourism story

Daniel Horsfall and Ricardo Pagan

in Social Policy Review 29: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2017

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447336211
eISBN:
9781447336235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336211.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter analyses ‘health tourism’ as a specific form of alleged benefit fraud. Medical tourism takes place when individuals opt to travel overseas with the primary intention of receiving medical ... More


Global flows: Health workers and patients on the move

Ronald Labonté and Arne Ruckert

in Health Equity in a Globalizing Era: Past Challenges, Future Prospects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198835356
eISBN:
9780191872952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835356.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Health systems rely upon two groups of people: health workers and patients. In recent decades both groups have been on the move globally, with the creation of internationalized labour market ... More


Jurisdiction 101 for Medical Tourism purchases made in Europe

Thomas R. McLean

in The Globalization of Health Care: Legal and Ethical Issues

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917907
eISBN:
9780199332878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917907.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter explores the legal remedies available to medical tourists in Europe when they experience an adverse event. It investigates Europeans' right to medical tourism services under the ... More


Stem Cell Tourism

Sheldon Krimsky

in Stem Cell Dialogues: A Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry Into Medical Frontiers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167482
eISBN:
9780231539401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167482.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

In this dialogue, Dr. Rebecca Franklin moderates a heated exchange that took place at a meeting of the International Stem Cell Organization between two individuals who hold polarized views on stem ... More


Global-Health Impact Labels

Nir Eyal

in Global Justice and Bioethics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195379907
eISBN:
9780190267711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379907.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter introduces the Global-Health Impact Labels (GHILs), which are a form of accreditation awarded to corporations that have made significant impact on global health. Though the idea is not ... More


Strangers for the Sake of Health

Patricia Illingworth and Wendy E. Parmet

in Health of Newcomers: Immigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814789216
eISBN:
9780814760826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789216.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Global health affords an opportunity for people from diverse countries to interact and to develop trusting ties with one another. People from affluent nations initiate many of these health ... More


The Private Sector in Health and Medicine: The Indian Story

V. Sujatha

in Sociology of Health and Medicine: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099130
eISBN:
9780199082995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099130.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter highlights the role of the private sector in health and medicine with reference to India. The private sector plays a critical role in the field of medicine because the nature and extent ... More


A Death Retold: Jesica Santillan, the Bungled Transplant, and Paradoxes of Medical Citizenship

Keith Wailoo, Julie Livingston, and Peter Guarnaccia (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830598
eISBN:
9781469605432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877524_wailoo
Subject:
History, Social History

In February 2003, an undocumented immigrant teen from Mexico lay dying in a prominent American hospital due to a stunning medical oversight—she had received a heart-lung transplantation of the wrong ... More


Health Economics and the Politics of Health Financing

Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Yogan Pillay, and Timothy H. Holtz

in Textbook of Global Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199392285
eISBN:
9780199392315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199392285.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

This chapter examines health economics, financing, and management from the contrasting perspectives of mainstream and social justice-oriented approaches. It evaluates how health care is different ... More


Stem Cell Research and Experimentation in India: Leveraging Hope for Global Prominence

Rohini Kandhari

in Public Health and Private Wealth: Stem Cells, Surrogates, and Other Strategic Bodies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199463374
eISBN:
9780199086993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463374.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine, Population and Demography

Surprisingly, despite more than twenty years of state investment, stem cell science in India remains at a very preliminary stage. In contrast, venture capital investments in stem cell science has ... More


Assisted Reproduction

K. Kannan

in Medicine and the Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198082880
eISBN:
9780199082827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082880.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

As a technique of reproduction, the IVF procedure enables doctors to play god to help couples in procreation of children — not merely infertile heterosexual couples, but same sex couples as well. ... More


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