The Meaning, Limitations and Possibilities of Making Palliative Care a Public Health Priority by Declaring it a Human Right
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Public Health Ethics 4 (1):84-92 (2011)
There is a growing movement to increase access to palliative care by declaring it a human right. Calls for such a right—in the form of articles in the healthcare literature and pleas to the United Nations and World Health Organization—rarely define crucial concepts involved in such a declaration, in particular ‘palliative care’ and ‘human right’. This paper explores how such concepts might be more fully developed, the difficulties in using a human rights approach to promote palliative care, and the relevance of such an enterprise to public health ethics
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
James F. Childress, Ruth R. Faden, Ruth D. Gaare, Lawrence O. Gostin, Jeffrey Kahn, Richard J. Bonnie, Nancy E. Kass, Anna C. Mastroianni, Jonathan D. Moreno & Phillip Nieburg (2002). Public Health Ethics: Mapping the Terrain. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 30 (2):170-178.
Bruce Jennings (2009). Public Health and Liberty: Beyond the Millian Paradigm. Public Health Ethics 2 (2):123-134.
Mark G. Kuczewski (1996). Reconceiving the Family: The Process of Consent in Medical Decisionmaking. Hastings Center Report 26 (2):30-37.
Benjamin Mason Meier (2007). Advancing Health Rights in a Globalized World: Responding to Globalization Through a Collective Human Right to Public Health. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 35 (4):545-555.
Robert A. Pearlman, Kevin C. Cain, Donald L. Patrick, M. Appelbaum-Maizel, H. E. Starks, N. S. Jecker & R. F. Uhlmann (1993). Insights Pertaining to Patient Assessments of States Worse Than Death. Journal of Clinical Ethics 4 (1):33.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Craig Blinderman (2009). Palliative Care, Public Health and Justice: Setting Priorities in Resource Poor Countries. Developing World Bioethics 9 (3):105-110.
Fiona Randall (1996). Palliative Care Ethics: A Good Companion. Oxford University Press.
H. Colby William, John Lantos Constance Dahlin & Myra Christopher John Carney (forthcoming). The National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care Clinical Practice Guidelines Domain 8: Ethical and Legal Aspects of Care. HEC Forum.
William Colby, Constance Dahlin, John Lantos, John Carney & Myra Christopher (2010). The National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care Clinical Practice Guidelines Domain 8: Ethical and Legal Aspects of Care. [REVIEW] HEC Forum 22 (2):117-131.
Tineke A. Abma (2001). Evaluating Palliative Care: Facilitating Reflexive Dialgoues About an Ambiguous Concept. [REVIEW] Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 4 (3):261-276.
Maaike A. Hermsen & Henk A. M. J. ten Have (2003). Moral Problems in Palliative Care Practice: A Qualitative Study. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 6 (3):263-272.
Wim Dekkers (2009). On the Notion of Home and the Goals of Palliative Care. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 30 (5):335-349.
H. ten Have & David Clark (eds.) (2002). The Ethics of Palliative Care: European Perspectives. Open University Press.
Fiona Randall (2006). The Philosophy of Palliative Care: Critique and Reconstruction. Oxford University Press.
Y. Tony Yang & Margaret M. Mahon (2012). Palliative Care for the Terminally Ill in America: The Consideration of QALYs, Costs, and Ethical Issues. [REVIEW] Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 15 (4):411-416.
Joachim Widder & Monika Glawischnig-Goschnik (2002). The Concept of Disease in Palliative Medicine. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 5 (2):191-197.
Bert Gordijn & Rien Janssens (2004). Euthanasia and Palliative Care in the Netherlands: An Analysis of the Latest Developments. Health Care Analysis 12 (3):195-207.
Rogeer Hoedemaekers & Wim Dekkers (2003). Key Concepts in Health Care Priority Setting. Health Care Analysis 11 (4):309-323.
David J. Rothman (2006). Trust is Not Enough: Bringing Human Rights to Medicine. New York Review Books.
Lorian E. Hardcastle, Katherine L. Record, Peter D. Jacobson & Lawrence O. Gostin (2011). Improving the Population's Health: The Affordable Care Act and the Importance of Integration. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 39 (3):317-327.
Added to index2011-02-19
Total downloads15 ( #104,489 of 1,096,955 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #53,842 of 1,096,955 )
How can I increase my downloads?