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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606080870
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/28/2008
  • Pages: 162
  • Sales rank: 1,186,760
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Alastair V. Campbell is the Chen Su Lan Centennial Professor of Medical Ethics and director of the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at the National University of Singapore. He is the author of numerous books on medical and pastoral care, including Practical Medical Ethics, and is the editor of The Dictionary of Pastoral Care.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Freedom That Is Health 1
1 Life as Ordeal: Pain, Disability, and Death 25
2 Images of the Good Life 45
3 Power and Powerlessness in Health Care 63
4 Escape from the Self - or to the Self? 81
5 What Price Liberation? The Quest for Justice 103
Notes 125
Bibliography 137
Index 143
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