The role of solidarity in social responsibility for health

Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 14 (4):365-370 (2011)
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The Article focuses on the concept of social solidarity, as it is used in the Report of the International Bioethics Committee On Social Responsibility and Health. It is argued that solidarity plays a major role in supporting the whole framework of social responsibility, as presented by the IBC. Moreover, solidarity is not limited to members of particular groups, but potentially extended to all human beings on the basis of their inherent dignity; this sense of human solidarity is a necessary presupposition for a genuinely universalistic morality of justice and human rights
Keywords Solidarity  Justice  Human rights  Right to health care  Collective responsibility
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