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Health justice : an argument from the capabilities approach

Author: Sridhar Venkatapuram
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Polity, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Recognizing the social bases of health and longevity, Venkatapuram extends the 'capabilities approach' of Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum into the domain of health and health sciences. ... He formulates an inter-disciplinary argument that draws on the natural and social sciences ... to argue for every human being's moral entitlement to a capability to be healthy."
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sridhar Venkatapuram
ISBN: 0745650341 9780745650340 074565035X 9780745650357
OCLC Number: 756042841
Description: xi, 270 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements vi Foreword ix Introduction 1 Part I 1 Health as Capability 41 2 Causation and Distribution of Health 73 Part II 3 The Capabilities Approach 113 4 The Capability to be Healthy 143 Part III 5 Alternative Approaches 173 6 Groups and Capabilities 201 7 The Capability to be Healthy and Global Justice 215 Conclusion 233 Notes 239 References 247 Index 265
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Social factors have a powerful influence on human health and longevity. Yet the social dimensions of health are often obscured in public discussions due to the overwhelming focus in health policy on  Read more...

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