Theories of Health Justice

Theories of Health Justice Just Enough Health

eBook (10 Dec 2018) | English

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Synopsis

Health justice concerns the justified use of publicly funded resources in medicine, health care, and public health. Theories of Health Justice explores the philosophical implications of the assumption that we should use such resources for the purposes of achieving health. Providing an introduction to the debate about health justice, the book offers clear conceptual definitions of health and disease, as well as an analysis of the different relevant theories of justice.

The author goes on to argue that a sufficientarian account of justice (the idea that we should aim to make sure that each citizen has enough) is most fitting for the purposes of health justice. He defends this specific theory of health justice in relation to health care and public health, before expanding the argument to engage with issues in global justice.

This text is ideal for students interested in the philosophy of medicine, medical ethics and philosophy and public policy.

Book information

ISBN: 9781786601452
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pub date:
DEWEY: 362.1
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 1 online resource (xi, 149 .).