Section 2: Responsibility

Kirstine Zinck Pedersen, Gerard de Vries, Klasien Horstman, Simone Bateman, Sylvie Allouche, Jérôme Goffette, Michela Marzano, Roma Harris, Nadine Wathen, Sally Wyatt

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Responsibility captures the ways in which the burden of responsibility for health and wellbeing is being shifted onto individuals. In most Western countries, current laws and regulations require individuals to be fully informed about medical procedures and to be offered the choice either to consent to it or to opt out. But as the books included amply demonstrate, we are witnessing not only the promotion of individual responsibility but also a reconfiguration of responsibility between different groups. Policymakers, clinicians, insurance companies and employers also have responsibilities for the health of their citizens, patients, customers and workers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth, Technology and Society
EditorsAndrew Webster, Sally Wyatt
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication date2020
ISBN (Print)9789811543531
ISBN (Electronic)9789811543548
Publication statusPublished - 2020
SeriesHealth, Technology And Society

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