Health Care and the Ethics of Encounter (Paperback)
A Jewish Discussion of Social Justice (Studies in Social Medicine)
University of North Carolina Press, 9780807848289, 336pp.
Publication Date: October 4, 1999
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Laurie Zoloth offers a bold claim: to renew our chances of achieving social justice, she argues, we must turn to the Jewish tradition. That tradition envisions an ethics of conversational encounter that is deeply social and profoundly public, as well as offering resources for recovering a language of community that addresses the issues raised by the health care allocation debate.
Constructing her argument around a careful analysis of selected classic and postmodern Jewish texts and a thoughtful examination of the Oregon health care reform plan, Zoloth encourages a radical rethinking of what has become familiar ground in debates on social justice.