Commodification is a challenge that deals not only with the payment for health care but also with the price of the human body. Commodification is somewhat a new concern in bioethics since money and markets have been traditionally ruled out of medicine in order to favor an extra-patrimonial approach to healing the ill. In the last 60 years, the amazing surge of medical technologies has further forged the relationship of health care with money, contributing to an ever-growing market of medical insurance. The need for new goods (mainly biotechnologies and insurance) in health care has clearly begun its commodification. The current commodification of health care is described as a social involution based on individual egoism and is deplored for its lack of social solidarity. Certainly, the market is an unequal factor for welfare distribution – the amount of money we hold is never the same among us nor even the same as time goes by. The commodification of medical care is backed by a neo-utilitarian/libertarian ethics that considers any issue to be seen not only as an individual situation but as a possibility to help all people live better, thanks to the market.
BAUZON, S. (2015). COMMODIFICATION. In Henk ten Have (a cura di), Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics. Springer.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore IUS/20 - Filosofia del Diritto|
|Tipologia:||Contributo in libro|
|Citazione:||BAUZON, S. (2015). COMMODIFICATION. In Henk ten Have (a cura di), Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics. Springer.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in libro|