Webinar: “Different Interpretations of the Capability Approach in a Health Care Context: Why have approaches differed and what should be the focus of future research?”

Different Interpretations of the Capability Approach in a Health Care Context: Why have approaches differed and what should be the focus of future research?

 

By Philip Kinghorn

University of Birmingham, U.K.

Wednesday April 29th, 2015

2:00 to 3:00pm in London

6:30 to 7:30pm in Delhi

9:00 to 10:00am Eastern Daylight Time

 

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To get the recorded webinar, please contact Hoolda Kim at hkim71@fordham.edu 

 

The Webinar: In comparing four interpretations of the capability approach this webinar identifies two distinct motivations: facilitating agreement on a core concept of health with which to drive policy reform; and the adoption of capability as an alternative to utilitarian health maximisation, in the context of resource allocation.  The difference is between the protection and promotion of health as the objective of policy reform and of health as a means to the enhancement of a broader capability set.

Speaker’s Bio: Philip is a Research Fellow in the Health Economics Unit of the University of Birmingham. His research interests relate to the measurement and valuation of outcomes in economic evaluation. In particular, Philip is interested in the use of the capability approach within health economics in order to capture the broader benefits of health and social care.