The Political Beliefs and Civic Engagement of Physicians in an Era of Polarization

An issue of: Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law

The Political Beliefs and Civic Engagement of Physicians in an Era of Polarization
Journal Issue Pages: 172 Volume 44, Number 1 Published: February 2019 An issue of Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
Special Issue Editor: Eitan D. Hersh
Medicine is, increasingly, a politicized profession. Physicians come to politics both as clinicians with expertise in health care delivery and as an interest group, looking to protect their economic self-interest in a highly regulated field. The political orientation and engagement of physicians are particularly important as the US navigates through a period of change and uncertainty in health care. This special issue sheds light on how physicians, both as individual citizens and as organized interest groups, navigate politics and influence core issues. As physicians organize and advocate, and as they counsel patients in their offices on politically impinged personal health issues, social scientists are investigating how they affect politics and how politics affects them.

Contributors: Paula S. Atkeson, Paul Beninger, Sorcha A. Brophy, Diana J. Burgess, Sara E. Burke, Brooke A. Cunningham, John F. Dovidio, Scott L. Greer, Michael K. Gusmano, Rachel R. Hardeman, Jeph Herrin, Eitan D. Hersh, David K. Jones, Miriam J. Laugesen, David B. Nelson, Sylvia P. Perry, Sean M. Phelan, Phillip M. Singer, Michelle van Ryn, Mark W. Yeazel

Buy

To subscribe to this journal visit the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law page.

Price: $16.00
Request a desk or exam copy

Top