Emerging Issues in Health and Human Rights: A Reader / Edition 2

Emerging Issues in Health and Human Rights: A Reader / Edition 2

by Sofia Gruskin
     
 

This anthology of articles collected by a cast of award-winning scholars in the field of public health illustrates that promoting and protecting human rights is fundamental to promoting and protecting health. New issues covered in this volume include: emerging technologies; family and health; responding to violence; and methods and strategies.See more details below

Overview

This anthology of articles collected by a cast of award-winning scholars in the field of public health illustrates that promoting and protecting human rights is fundamental to promoting and protecting health. New issues covered in this volume include: emerging technologies; family and health; responding to violence; and methods and strategies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415948074
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : approaches, methods and strategies in health and human rights
Pt. IThe links between health and human rights1
1Health and human rights3
2The UDHR : fifty years of synergy between health and rights59
3Human rights and health : the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 5063
Pt. IIHealth and human rights in development71
4Rethinking health and human rights : time for a paradigm shift73
5Human rights in development : the significance for health95
6Indigenous peoples and mega-projects : hydroelectric dams in the land of the Pehuenches in the highlands of the Bio Bio River, Chile, utopia of development and human rights117
Pt. IIIHealth and human rights in emerging technologies131
7Protecting the endangered human : toward an international treaty prohibiting cloning and inheritable alterations135
8Tying Prometheus down : human rights issues of human genetic manipulation163
9Patents and medicines : the relationship between TRIPS and the human right to health179
10TRIPS, pharmaceuticals patents, and access to essential medicines : a long way from Seattle to Doha203
Pt. IVHealth and human rights in sexual and reproductive health223
11Children confronting HIV/AIDS : charting the confluence of rights and health225
12The "double discourse" on sexual and reproductive rights in Latin America : the chasm between public policy and private actions247
13Sexual rights in Southern Africa : a Beijing discourse or a strategic necessity?271
Pt. VHealth and human rights in understanding and responding to violence293
14Health professionals and lethal injection execution in the United States295
15Maternal mortality in Herat Province, Afghanistan : the need to protect women's rights333
16New challenges for humanitarian protection355
17Economic sanctions as human rights violations : reconciling political and public health imperatives367
Pt. VIMethods in health and human rights379
18Toward a measure of dignity : indicators for rights-based development383
19Measuring human rights393
20Tuberculosis control and directly observed therapy from the public health/human rights perspective413
21Maternal mortality as a human rights issue : measuring compliance with international treaty obligations427
Pt. VIIThe human right to health469
22General Comment No. 14 : the right to the highest attainable standard of health (Article 12 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights)473
23The right to health and the Nevirapine case in South Africa497
24The human right to health, national courts, and access to HIV/AIDS treatment : a case study from Venezuela507
Pt. VIIIMobilizing for health and human rights517
25The challenge and place of international human rights in public health519
26Human rights and the politics of risk and blame : lessons from the international reproductive health movement527
27The role of health professionals in protecting and promoting human rights : a paradigm for professional responsibility537
28Teaching human rights in graduate health education549
29The evolving arms control agenda : implications of the role of NGOs in banning antipersonnel landmines569
Researching health and human rights on the Web607

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