Health Equity, Social Justice and Human Rights

Health Equity, Social Justice and Human Rights

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qImportant links between health and human rights are increasingly being recognised and human rights can be viewed as one of the social determinants of health. Furthermore, a human rights framework provides an excellent foundation for advocacy on health inequalities, a value-based alternative to views of health as a commodity, and the opportunity to move away from public health action being based on charity. This text aims to demystify the complexity of systems for the protection and promotion of human rights globally, regionally and nationally. It explores the use and usefulness of rights-based approaches as an important part of the tool-box available to health and welfare professionals and community members working in a variety of settings to improve health and reduce health inequities. Global in its scope, Health Equity, Social Justice and Human Rights presents examples from all regions of the world to illustrate the successful use of human rights approaches in fields such as HIV/AIDS, improving accessibility to essential drugs, reproductive health, women's health, and improving the health of marginalised and disadvantaged groups. Understanding human rights and their interrelationships with health and health equity is essential for public health and health promotion practitioners, as well as being important for a wide range of other health and social welfare professionals. This text is valuable reading for students, practitioners and researchers concerned with combating health inequalities and promoting social justiceq--Provided by publisher.Felner, E. (2009) a#39;Closing the a€œescape hatcha€: a toolkit to monitor the progressive realization of economic, social and cultural rightsa#39; ... Law School, The Law and Business ofPatents: pdf (accessed Sept. 2011). ... Ford, N., Calmy, A., and Hurst, S. (2010) a#39;When to start antiretroviral therapy in resourcelimited settings: a human rights analysisa#39;, BMCanbsp;...

Title:Health Equity, Social Justice and Human Rights
Author:Ann R. Taket
Publisher:Routledge - 2012


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