Ethics of the health systems : report of the third Futures Forum for High-level Decision-Makers, Stockholm, Sweden 27-28 June 2002
AbstractThe third Futures Forum brought together decision-makers from 15 western European countries to share views on and experience with five aspects of the ethics of health care systems: patient information and consent, the limits of health care, health system development, intersectoral action for health and ways to strengthen the ethics of health systems in general. Invited contributions and group discussion showed that countries shared similar problems but varied widely in responses to ethical issues, owing partly to differences in size, culture (including religion) and the nature of health care systems. The participants agreed, however, that debates on health systems should take account of ethical considerations and that equality of access to care was an ethically driven principle of any system. The participants received an update on progress on health cooperation in the face of terrorism, which had been the topic of the Second Futures Forum six months previously. Six topics were added to the list of subjects that other fora could consider, and the need for these meetings to tread a difficult path between structure and informality was emphasized
Futures Forum for High-level Decision-Makers (3rd: 2002 : Stockholm, Sweden) & World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe. (2002). Ethics of the health systems : report of the third Futures Forum for High-level Decision-Makers, Stockholm, Sweden 27-28 June 2002. Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/107449
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