The Global Health Crisis: Ethical Responsibilities

The Global Health Crisis: Ethical Responsibilities

by Thana Cristina de Campos


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Proposing a new view of global justice based on natural law, this book presents a discussion of the key ethical values in contemporary medicine and health, notably in relation to neglected diseases like malaria, Ebola and Zika. The lack of treatments for such diseases points to a global health crisis. Thana Cristina de Campos provides a general framework, based on global commutative justice, for discussion of the ethical responsibilities of international stakeholders, mapping the varying duties they have, and their content and force. She also addresses the urgent need for reforms to the international legal rules on bioethics, notably the system of intellectual property rights. These ideas will be of interest to those who are looking for a more nuanced view of the human right to health than that provided by advocates in the globalist mainstream.

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ISBN-13: 9781107190351
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/30/2017
Series: Cambridge Bioethics and Law , #36
Pages: 299
Product dimensions: 6.26(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Thana Cristina de Campos is an adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law (Common Law Section). She is also a research scholar with the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights, and a research associate at the Von Hügel Institute, University of Cambridge, the Las Casas Institute, University of Oxford, and the Global Strategy Lab, University of Ottawa.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Defining the Object: What Is a Reasonable Scope and Content for the Human Right to Health?: 1. The moral value of health: health as a basic human need; 2. The human right to health and its corresponding responsibilities; Part II. Defining the Subjects: Who Are the Duty-Bearers of the Right to Health?: 3. States and natural persons as subjects of justice; 4. Pharmaceutical transnational corporations as subjects of justice; Part III. Defining Just Institutions: How Should Right to Health Responsibilities Be Allocated among the Subjects of Justice?: 5. The global health governance of the global health crisis; Conclusion.

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