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Robustly Healthy Agency

Lawrence C. Becker

in Habilitation, Health, and Agency: A Framework for Basic Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199917549
eISBN:
9780199950454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917549.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter develops a health scale, or metric, ranging from worst to robustly good (basic) health, an adequate marker of which lies in healthy agentic powers. This is an obvious target for ... More


The National Health Service in England1: Some aspects of structure

Richard M. Titmuss

in Essays on the Welfare State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447349518
eISBN:
9781447349525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349518.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter explains how it can argued that the larger the investment by any society in ‘individualism’, the more may ‘health consciousness’ spread. Similarly, the limits to what is personally ... More


Priority to the Worse Off in Health Care Resource Prioritization

Dan W. Brock

in Medicine and Social Justice: Essays on the Distribution of Health Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744206
eISBN:
9780190267551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744206.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines whether an individual’s being worse off than others should be a relevant consideration in the allocation of limited medical resources. It reviews arguments pressed by proponents ... More


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