Master of Arts (MA)
Ethics and Policy Studies
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
Health care policymaking has been largely a closed system in which policymaking experts, special interest groups, and politicians have joined forces to decide what was best for the health care of the American people. This system has been shortsighted leading to severe long-range consequences on society; These critical forms of social consequence warrant this study of health care planning. Specifically, an analysis of a citizen-based grassroots venture, known as "Community Health Decisions," provides us a description of a civic participation movement into the health care political arena; It would appear that with the conclusions of this author, we might learn more from the declared values on health care by the individual citizens than from a governmental body of elites who may be overly biased by outside pressures and perhaps far removed from representing the values of the people they should serve. The study focuses on the health care crisis of the 1990s and the bioethical issues that are emerging from that crisis.
Analysis; Care; Citizens; Community; Decisions; Grassroots; Health; Issues; Participation; Policy; Prioritization
Public health; Public policy; Public administration
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Bonnee-Nichols, Michele, "Community health decisions: An analysis of a grassroots venture into citizen participation in health care policy prioritization issues" (1989). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 69.