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Justice, Health, and Healthcare

Justice, Health, and Healthcare Healthcare (including public health) is special because it protects normal functioning, which in turn protects the range of opportunities open to individuals. I extend this account in two ways. First, since the distribution of goods other than healthcare affect population health and its distribution, I claim that Rawls's principles of justice describe a fair distribution of the social determinants of health, giving a partial account of when health inequalities are unjust. Second, I supplement a principled account of justice for health and healthcare with an account of fair process for setting limits or rationing care. This account is provided by three conditions that comprise "accountability for reasonableness." http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Bioethics Taylor & Francis

Justice, Health, and Healthcare

American Journal of Bioethics , Volume 1 (2): 15 – Feb 1, 2001
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Taylor & Francis
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1536-0075
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1526-5161
DOI
10.1162/152651601300168834
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11951872
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Abstract

Healthcare (including public health) is special because it protects normal functioning, which in turn protects the range of opportunities open to individuals. I extend this account in two ways. First, since the distribution of goods other than healthcare affect population health and its distribution, I claim that Rawls's principles of justice describe a fair distribution of the social determinants of health, giving a partial account of when health inequalities are unjust. Second, I supplement a principled account of justice for health and healthcare with an account of fair process for setting limits or rationing care. This account is provided by three conditions that comprise "accountability for reasonableness."

Journal

American Journal of BioethicsTaylor & Francis

Published: Feb 1, 2001

Keywords: PRINCIPLE OF JUSTICE HEALTHCARE; POPULATION HEALTH JOHN; RAWLS HEALTH; INEQUALITY PROTECTION; AND EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY NORMAL; FUNCTIONING AMARTYA; SEN LIFE; EXPECTANCY RATIONING

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