Who Cares?: The Economics of Dignity
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Who Cares?: The Economics of Dignity

by Anit Mukherjee, Marilyn Waring, Robert Carr, Meena Shivdas
     
 

ISBN-10: 1849290199

ISBN-13: 9781849290197

Pub. Date: 11/28/2011

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

At the center of the AIDS response are the 12 million people who need care and treatment. Those who are ill require support from carers who provide physical, social and psychological support. Yet these carers–essential actors in the response–are often invisible to the system that relies on them.

The writers argue that focusing on the carer, at the

Overview

At the center of the AIDS response are the 12 million people who need care and treatment. Those who are ill require support from carers who provide physical, social and psychological support. Yet these carers–essential actors in the response–are often invisible to the system that relies on them.

The writers argue that focusing on the carer, at the household level, directs assistance where it is most effective and most needed, will respect human rights, and will help achieve the millennium development goals in health.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849290197
Publisher:
Commonwealth Secretariat
Publication date:
11/28/2011
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

About the authors v

Acknowledgements vii

Acronyms and abbreviations xi

Foreword xiii

1 Introduction 1

2 Dignity in Daily Life: A Conceptual Framework 7

3 The Conditions of Choice: Capability Servitude in Unpaid HIV Care 23

4 Stigma and Discrimination: The Situation of People Living with HIV and Their Carers 37

5 The Duty of Care: The Right to Health in Hospital Settings 49

6 HIV and Gender-based Violence: The Rights of Unpaid Women and Girl Carers 53

7 A Case for Justice: The Rights of Prisoners with HIV 59

8 Dignity Overdue: National HIV Strategies and Unpaid Carers' Rights 67

References and bibliography 79

Annex: Methodology 87

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