Health as Liberation: Medicine, Theology, and the Quest for Justice

Health as Liberation: Medicine, Theology, and the Quest for Justice

by Alastair V. Campbell
     
 

ISBN-10: 1606080873

ISBN-13: 9781606080870

Pub. Date: 07/28/2008

Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers

Deftly quilting themes of Latin American and feminist liberation theologies with those of philosophers such as Immanuel Kant and John Rawls, Alastair V. Campbell displays our rich interconnectedness and our moral responsibilities to one another. Suggesting that many American citizens are oppressed by our current health-care system, he contends that prior to

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Deftly quilting themes of Latin American and feminist liberation theologies with those of philosophers such as Immanuel Kant and John Rawls, Alastair V. Campbell displays our rich interconnectedness and our moral responsibilities to one another. Suggesting that many American citizens are oppressed by our current health-care system, he contends that prior to questions of health-care allocation are questions of what we mean as a society by the term health—and how that term is inextricably linked to personal and social freedom and liberation. In the forceful final chapter of the book, Campbell articulates ethical standards for just health-care delivery in the United States—standards that, above all, take account of deep religious faith and concern for one's neighbor.

Health as Liberation is a critical analysis of justice and modern health care, and of a society's moral obligations to its citizens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606080870
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Pages:
162
Sales rank:
1,283,289
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: The Freedom That Is Health1
1Life as Ordeal: Pain, Disability, and Death25
2Images of the Good Life45
3Power and Powerlessness in Health Care63
4Escape from the Self - or to the Self?81
5What Price Liberation? The Quest for Justice103
Notes125
Bibliography137
Index143

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