Health Inequalities and Global Justice (Studies in Global Justice and Human Rights)

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9780748696260: Health Inequalities and Global Justice (Studies in Global Justice and Human Rights)

Explores the moral dilemmas posed by disparities in health across nations

Contributors to this volume considers whether health inequalities are a result of global distributive inequalities and are therefore of concern to those promoting global redistributive justice.
Case studies include

> The migration of health care practitioners from developing to developed nations
> The impact of climate change
> The social determinants of health outcomes
> The effects of pharmaceutical legislation--and international bad practices more generally--on securing access to life-saving drugs in the developing world
> The differential effect of these practices on men and women, especially with respect to HIV/AIDS

These cases are explored alongside theoretical questions of definition, responsibility and moral relevance to discover the scope of responsibilities that developed nations have towards poor health in developing nations.

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About the Author:


Patti Tamara Lenard is Assistant Professor of Applied Ethics in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa, Canada. She is the author of numerous articles in journals including Global Justice: Theory, Practice and Rhetoric, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Policy and Society, Political Studies Review, Journal of Moral Philosophy, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Contemporary Political Theory, Journal of Social Philosophy, Philosophical Studies, and Canadian Foreign Policy Journal.

Christine Straehle is Assistant Professor of Ethics in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa, Canada. She is author of journal articles that have been published in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Policy and Society and Contemporary Political Theory.

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