Health (care) and human rights: a fundamental conditions approach

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Abstract

Many international declarations state that human beings have a human right to health care. However, is there a human right to health care? What grounds this right, and who has the corresponding duties to promote this right? Elsewhere, I have argued that human beings have human rights to the fundamental conditions for pursuing a good life. Drawing on this fundamental conditions approach of human rights, I offer a novel way of grounding a human right to health care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-274
Number of pages16
JournalTheoretical Medicine and Bioethics
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016

Keywords

  • Christopher Boorse
  • Human rights
  • Norman Daniels
  • Right to health
  • Right to health care
  • Social determinants of health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects

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