Sunday, 12 April 2015

Survey article: the moral/human right to health

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Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy

Review article: the moral right to health: a survey of available conceptions
Benedict E. Rumbold


Published online: 07 Apr 2015


In recent years, there has been increasing recognition of both the philosophical questions engendered by the idea of a human right to health and the potential of philosophical analysis to help in the formulation of better policy. In this article, I attempt to locate recent work on the moral right to health in a number of historically established conceptions, with the aim of providing a map of the conceptual landscape as to the claims expressed by such a right.

rights, human rights, health, health care, justice, moral

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