Access to Medicines and the Rhetoric of Responsibility [Excerpt]
In Africa fewer than 50,000 people—less than 2 percent of the people in need—currently receive ARV therapy. These facts have elicited strongly divergent reactions, and views about the appropriate response to this crisis have varied widely.
Author(s): Christian Barry, Kate Raworth
Health and Global Justice [Full Text]
In a recent global survey commissioned for the Millennium Summit of the United Nations, people around the world consistently mentioned good health as what they most desired.
Author(s): Mira Johri, Christian Barry
International Justice and Health: A Proposal [Excerpt]
Sreenivasan examines obligations of international distributive justice, arguing that the major seven OECD countries each have an obligation to transfer at least one percent of their GDP to developing countries.
Author(s): Gopal Sreenivasan
Personal and Social Responsibility for Health [Excerpt]
Everyone wants to be healthy, but many of us decline to act in healthy ways. Should these choices have any bearing on the ethics of clinical practice and health policy? How may personal responsibility for health be manipulated in health policy debates.
Author(s): Daniel Wikler
Public Health or Clinical Ethics: Thinking beyond Borders [Full Text]
A normatively adequate public health ethics needs to be anchored in political philosophy rather than in ethics. Its central ethical concerns are likely to include trust and justice, rather than autonomy and informed consent.
Author(s): Onora O'Neill
Responsibilities for Poverty-Related Ill Health [Excerpt]
There is an oft-neglected perspective which the topic of health equity raises: As imposers of the rules, we are inclined to think that harms we inflict through the rules have greater moral weight than like harms we merely fail to prevent or mitigate.
Author(s): Thomas Pogge