Health, luck, and justice / Shlomi Segall.

Author
Segall, Shlomi, 1970- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2010.
Description
x, 239 p. ; 25 cm.

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Summary note
""Luck egalitarianism" - the idea that justice requires correcting disadvantages resulting from brute luck - has gained ground in recent years and is now the main rival to John Rawls's theory of distributive justice. Health, Luck, and Justice is the first attempt to systematically apply luck egalitarianism to the just distribution of health and health care. Challenging Rawlsian approaches to health policy, Shlomi Segall develops an account of just health that is sensitive to considerations of luck and personal responsibility, arguing that people's health and the health care they receive are just only when society works to neutralize the effects of bad luck."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
1. Justice, Luck, and Equality -- Pt. I. Health Care -- 2. Responsibility-Insensitive Health Care -- 3. Ultra-Responsibility-Sensitive Health Care: "All-Luck Egalitarianism" -- 4. Tough Luck? Why Luck Egalitarians Need Not Abandon Reckless Patients -- 5. Responsibility-Sensitive Universal Health Care -- Pt. II. Health -- 6. Why Justice in Health? -- 7. Luck Egalitarian Justice in Health -- 8. Equality or Priority in Health? -- 9. Distributing Human Enhancements -- Pt. III. Health without Borders -- 10. Devolution of Health Care Services -- 11. Global Justice and National Responsibility for Health.
ISBN
  • 9780691140537 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 0691140537 (hardcover : alk. paper)
LCCN
2009012481
OCLC
317288649
RCP
C - S