Belief in a Just World: A Case Study in Public Health Ethics

TitleBelief in a Just World: A Case Study in Public Health Ethics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsScott, C
JournalHastings Center Report
PublisherHastings Center
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number00930334
KeywordsESSAYS , Medical , Poverty , PUBLIC , United
AbstractThe essay examines the public opinion in the U.S. towards providing public assistance to those in need. It cites an article in "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution," which profiled a working-class married couple whose children were enrolled in a health insurance program in Georgia. It explores why the article brought out negative reactions among the public. It discusses a study from the National Center for Children in Poverty, which tested how a strong belief in a just world might affect people's judgment about deservingness to receive public assistance.
NotesHastings Center ReportAccession Number: 28783214; Scott, Charity; Source Info: Jan2008, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p16; Subject Term: ESSAYS; Subject Term: MEDICAL care; Subject Term: PUBLIC opinion; Subject Term: PUBLIC welfare; Subject Term: POVERTY; Subject Term: UNITED States; NAICS/Industry Codes: 624230 Emergency and Other Relief Services; NAICS/Industry Codes: 624190 Other Individual and Family Services; NAICS/Industry Codes: 525120 Health and Welfare Funds; NAICS/Industry Codes: 923130 Administration of Human Resource Programs (except Education, Public Health, and Veterans' Affairs Programs); Number of Pages: 4p; Document Type: Essay
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