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EU Competition and Internal Market Law in the Healthcare Sector - Leigh Hancher; Wolf Sauter
ISBN: 9780199642175
The link between health and human rights has been recognized for many years, but the increasing visibility of the right to health in international law has been a distinct feature of the last decade.

This book seeks to offer a comprehensive discussion of the status and meaning of the right to health in international law. It traces the history of this right to reveal its nexus with public health and the long-standing recognition that a State has a responsibility to attend to the health needs of its population. It also offers a theoretical account of its conceptual foundations which challenges the position held by many philosophers that health is undeserving of the status of a human right. By developing an interpretative methodology, the book provides a persuasive account of the meaning of the right to health and the obligations it imposes on States.

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Global Health and Human Rights - John Harrington (Editor); Maria Stuttaford (Editor)
ISBN: 041547938X
Is a State free to adopt measures to protect the public health of its citizens? If so, what are the limits, if any, to such regulatory powers? This book addresses these questions by focusing on the clash between the regulatory autonomy of the state and international investment governance. As a wide variety of state regulations allegedly aimed at protecting public health may interfere with foreign investments, a tension exists between the public health policies of the host state and investment treaty provisions. This book contributes to the current understanding of international investment law and arbitration, addressing the fundamental question of whether public health has and/or should have any relevance in contemporary international investment law and policy. With a focus on the ‘clash of cultures’ between international investment law and public health, the author critically analyses the emerging case law of investment treaty arbitration and considers the theoretical interplay between public health and investor rights in international investment law. The book also explores the interplay between investment law and public health in practice, focusing on specific sectors such as pharmaceutical patents, tobacco regulation and environmental health. It then goes on to analyze the available means for promoting consideration of public health in international investment law and suggests new methods and approaches to better reconcile public health and investor rights.

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Health Care and E.U. Law - Johan Willem Van de Gronden
Call Number: KJE6206 .H42 2011
ISBN: 9789067047289
Chapter 1. The Poor Have No Face, No Voice 2. Lamin - Roll back Malaria 3. Pendo - Safe Motherhood 4. Kaddy - Family Planning 5. Maimuna - Cervical Cancer 6. Ramesh - TB and HIV 7. Neelum and Sifat - Water and Sanitation 8. Ousman - Neglected Tropical Diseases 9. Hassan - Undernutrition 10. Mariama - New Diseases of Poverty 11. Helena - Health Financing 12. Sanam - Cross-Border Health Care 13. Revisiting Alma Ata

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Health Care Law - Jonathan Montgomery
ISBN: 9780199274482
Important links between health and human rights are increasingly recognised and human rights can be viewed as one of the social determinants of health. Furthermore, a human rights framework provides an excellent foundation for advocacy on health inequalities, a value-based alternative to views of health as a commodity, and the opportunity to move away from public health action being based on charity. This text demystifies systems set up for the protection and promotion of human rights globally, regionally and nationally. It explores the use and usefulness of rights-based approaches as an important part of the tool-box available to health and welfare professionals and community members working in a variety of settings to improve health and reduce health inequities. Global in its scope, Health Equity, Social Justice and Human Rightspresents examples from all regions of the world to illustrate the successful use of human rights approaches in fields such as HIV/AIDS, improving accessibility to essential drugs, reproductive health, women’s health, and improving the health of marginalised and disadvantaged groups. Understanding human rights and their interrelationships with health and health equity is essential for public health and health promotion practitioners, as well as being important for a wide range of other health and social welfare professionals. This text is valuable reading for students, practitioners and researchers concerned with combating health inequalities and promoting social justice.

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Health Equity, Social Justice and Human Rights - Ann Taket
Call Number: RA418 .T354 2012
ISBN: 0415613752
Because medicine can preserve life, restore health and maintain the body's functions, it is widely acknowledged as a basic good that just societies should provide for their members. Yet, there is wide disagreement over the scope and content of what to provide, to whom, how, when, and why. In this unique and comprehensive volume, some of the best-known philosophers, physicians, legal scholars, political scientists, and economists writing on the subject discuss what social justice in medicine should be. Their contributions deepen our understanding of the theoretical and practical issues that run through the contemporary debate. The treatment of foundational theory and conceptual issues related to access to health care and rationing medical resources have been expanded to provide a more comprehensive and nuanced discussion of the background concepts that underlie distributive justice debates, with global perspectives on health and well-being added. New additions to the section on health care justice for specific populations include chapters on health care for the chronically ill, soldiers, prisoners, the severely cognitively disabled, and the LGBT population. The section devoted to dilemmas and priorities addresses an array of topics that have recently become especially pressing because of new technologies or altered policies. New chapters address questions of justice related to genetics, medical malpractice, research on human subjects, pandemic and disaster planning, newborn screening, and justice for the brain dead and those with profound neurological injury.

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Litigating Health Rights: Can Courts Bring More Justice to Health? - Alicia Ely Yamin; Lise Rakner (Contribution by); Mindy Jane Roseman (Contribution by); Namita Wahi (Contribution by); Bruce M. Wilson (Contribution by); Siri Gloppen; Paola Bergallo; Octavio Luiz Motta Ferraz (Contribution by); Roberto Gargarella (Contrib
Call Number: K3601 .L578 2011
ISBN: 9780979639555
"[P]rovides a timely analysis addressing the many dimensions of radical health care change. Bringing together three major geopolitical regions with strikingly different recent histories, this international cast of contributors, examines reform in US, China and Europe within a single study frame. They look at the processes that have been involved when countries with such diverse starting points try to move towards a globally shared health care framework. An underlying theme running through the chapters is access to care, and how it is shaped by moral economies, by what can be said and known, and by political and economic power. Health Care Reform and Globalisation confronts the interpretations and experiences of patients, professionals, and politicians of health care transformation in practice."

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Grand Challenges in Health Law and Policy - Robert P. Kouri, Catherine Régis, eds.
ISBN: 2896354670
This book brings together texts, in French and English, of lectures delivered in the context of the fifth edition of the national health law conference, held in Montréal in 2009.

Canadian experts from several disciplines (law, ethics, medicine, policy and nursing) present their vision on six broad categories of issues identified as representative of the major challenges for the years to come:

1. the major challenges towards vulnerable and marginalized populations; 2. the challenges of governance and accountability in health systems; 3. the major challenges related to innovation, technology and information; 4. the major challenges related to expertise and evidence in health policy; 5. the major challenges related to public health; and 6. the challenges of privatization and commercialization.

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Successes and Failures of Health Policyin Europe - Johan Mackenbach and Martin Mckee
Call Number: RA395.E95 S83 2013
ISBN: 9780335247516
In the last 40 years the health of Europeans overall has improved markedly yet progress has been very uneven from country to country. Successes and Failures of Health Policy in Europe considers the impact health policy has had on population health in Europe. It asks key questions about mortality trends and health policy activity, such as:
• Do between-country differences in rates of smoking-related diseases reflect differences in tobacco-control policies?
• What would be a country's health gain if it implemented the policies of the best-performing country?
• Which social, economic and political factors influence a country's success in health policy?
This book fills an important gap by offering a comparative analysis of the successes and failures of health policy in different European countries. In doing so it helps readers identify best practices in health improvement from which other countries can learn. The book explores how policy impact can be quantified and identifies which aspects of policy we can learn from when tackling the determinants of health in our populations.

Written by experts and based on the latest evidence-based research, this volume is a must have for policy makers and those working in healthcare as professionals, researchers and students alike.

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