Engaging ethics in healthcare: the ethics of markets and markets for ethics

This meeting will explore these ethical issues and others which arise in primary care and healthcare more broadly, exploring how policy-makers, commissioners, clinicians and patients think and act in a way that is both right and fair. A market in healthcare is often thought to damage positive health outcomes for patients and the working environment for practitioners because it introduces unworthy motives and immoral incentives. But is this so? And how might markets shape and serve the meaning that people ascribe to health and healthcare?

Jointly organised by the General Practice with Primary Healthcare and Open Sections, RSM and the Oxford Healthcare Values Partnership.

This event is sponsored by the British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award Programme and supported by the Faculty of Theology and Religion, Harris Manchester College and the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford.