Health and Human Rights: A Reader

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Health and Human Rights: A Reader

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Health and Human Rights: A Reader, including contributions by doctors, lawyers and government representatives, is the first comprehensive anthology of essays in this new field to address the balance between public health and human rights awareness.

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The reader is useful as a springboard for high-level discussions about fundamental issues in these fields, for both scholars and graduate students. Regardless of a reader's discipline or the role played in these fields, he or she comes away from this work moved, energized, and recommitted to the exhaustive, yet important, work of protecting the public's health and humanity's well-being. The complementarity suggested here brings a hopeful side in the form of a new way of defining and solving public health and human rights challenges. -- Health Promotion Practice, October 2002
One cannot, one must not, approach medicine today without looking for its ethical component: read this important volume and you will understand why
. -- Elie Wiesel
Human rights violations persist in many forms. I hope that these terrible examples will remind us that silence from political leaders, is what oppressors most desire and what the oppressed most fear
. -- Jimmy Carter
Without human rights peopleand their communities cannot be fully healthy. This remarkable volume explores the responsibilities of health professionals for promoting and protecting human rights, thereby promoting and protecting the health of their patients and communities
. -- Victor Sidel, Distinguished University Professor of Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
The value of the collection extends beyond its application to HIV/AIDS, in two fundamental ways. First, the papers widen the scope of one's perspectice of health . . . a matter of recognizing that efforts to protect human rights will influence positively the health of individuals in more ways that one. . . . Second, the collection provides a basis for acting in areas that, traditionally, have been outside the scope of health professionals. . . . A human rights perspective provides a normative basis for analysis, advocacy, and intervention on societal factors that predetermine health. -- HIV/AIDS Policy and Law Review
This is a rich and variedcollection ranging from cogent exegeses on ethnic cleansing and female genital mutilation to scholarly dissertations on human rights and public health. The essays are powerful statements supported by impressive scholarships enhanced by the authors' personal experience...Students, researchers, and scholars in the field have much to choose from in this work, which is augmented by an excellent index and detailed bibliography. -- William E. Seldelman, The Lancet
Health and Human Rights is a valuable basic reader, as its short chapters provide effective shapshots of areas of profound concern...the volume is primarily intended as a practical guide for professionals... -- Polly Vizard, Recent Books on Ethics and International Affairs

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