Prevention vs. Treatment
What's the Right Balance?
Edited by Halley S. Faust, MD, MPH, MA and Paul T. Menzel, Ph.D.
Reviews and Awards
"Prevention vs. Treatment is an exceptionally wide-ranging and provocative collection. It is valuable not only for its new contributions but also as an orienting guide to a wider literature. Political philosophy and health policy alike would be well served if there were more volumes like it."--J. Paul Kelleher, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
"In short, this book is a model anthology, since it utilizes the authors' great range of expertise and interests to illuminate the issues in complementary rather than disparate ways. The topic could not be more central to the future of healthcare in the United States, and the volume highlights the central role of bioethics and other areas of the humanities and social sciences in setting policy and making progress in finding a healthy balance between treatment and prevention." -- Peter H. Schwartz, Indiana University Center for Bioethics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University, Purdue University, Indianapolis, The American Journal of Bioethics
"An enjoyable read for health science scholars, this collection of essays outlines serious ideological concerns that shadow the philosophy of health care and health science... Academics from a wide range of backgrounds may find these essays to be a catalyst for in-depth conversations among their colleagues and students. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals." -- S. Williams, York College, CUNY, CHOICE
"The book flows logically and has interesting, thought-provoking examples that pose moral arguments followed by interesting analysis. It is well structured... It fulfils thestated 'hope' of the editors, which is to emphasize that the balance between prevention and treatment is seen as a moral and economic issue as well as a health-related one." -- Occupational Medicine