Social Justice: The Moral Foundations of Public Health and Health Policy

Social Justice: The Moral Foundations of Public Health and Health Policy

by Madison Powers, Ruth Faden

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Social Justice: The Moral Foundations of Public Health and Health Policy by Madison Powers, Ruth Faden

In bioethics, discussions of justice have tended to focus on questions of fairness in access to health care: is there a right to medical treatment, and how should priorities be set when medical resources are scarce. But health care is only one of many factors that determine the extent to which people live healthy lives, and fairness is not the only consideration in determining whether a health policy is just. In this pathbreaking book, senior bioethicists Powers and Faden confront foundational issues about health and justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199888443
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/25/2008
Series: Issues in Biomedical Ethics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,155,060
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Madison Powers is Professor of Philosophy and Senior Research Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University. Ruth Faden is Wagley Professor of Biomedical Ethics, and Director, Berman Bioethics Institute, Johns Hopkins University.

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