Health and Social Justice (2020)

Health and Social Justice Jennifer Ruger Health and Social Justice Societies make decisions and take actions that profoundly impact the distribution of health Why and how should collective choices be made and policies implemented to address health inequalities unde
  • Title: Health and Social Justice
  • Author: Jennifer Ruger
  • ISBN: 9780199559978
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Hardcover
Health and Social Justice Jennifer Ruger Societies make decisions and take actions that profoundly impact the distribution of health Why and how should collective choices be made, and policies implemented, to address health inequalities under conditions of resource scarcity How should societies conceptualize and measure health disparities, and determine whether they ve been adequately addressed Who is responsiSocieties make decisions and take actions that profoundly impact the distribution of health Why and how should collective choices be made, and policies implemented, to address health inequalities under conditions of resource scarcity How should societies conceptualize and measure health disparities, and determine whether they ve been adequately addressed Who is responsible for various aspects of this important social problem In Health and Social Justice, Jennifer Prah Ruger elucidates principles to guide these decisions, the evidence that should inform them, and the policies necessary to build equitable and efficient health systems world wide This book weaves together original insights and disparate constructs to produce a foundational new theory, the health capability paradigm Ruger s theory takes the ongoing debates about the theoretical underpinnings of national health disparities and systems in striking new directions It shows the limitations of existing approaches utilitarian, libertarian, Rawlsian, communitarian and effectively balances a consequentialist focus on health outcomes and costs with a proceduralist respect for individuals health agency Through what Ruger calls shared health governance, it emphasizes responsibility and choice It allows broader assessment of injustices, including attributes and conditions affecting individuals human flourishing, as well as societal structures within which resource distribution occurs Addressing complex issues at the intersection of ethics, economics, and politics in health, this fresh perspective bridges the divide between the collective and the individual, between personal freedom and social welfare, equality and efficiency, and science and economics.
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  1. Kony

    Great ethical vision and boundary breaking spirit, but could use a layer of editing.Bridging capability approach scholarship with the medical and social sciences, Ruger brings the policy debate back to human wellbeing vs service dispensing She spotlights the need to clarify public moral norms until citizens can agree to pool risks and resources, she insists, reform can t happen Our biggest problem isn t lack of resources it s lack of a consensus that can ground efforts to marshal resources effec [...]

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