Introduction

Walker, Rebecca L.; Rivkin-Fish, Michele R.; & Buchbinder, Mara. (2016). Introduction. In Buchbinder, Mara, Rivkin-Fish, Michele R., Walker, Rebecca L., Churchill, Larry R. & Oberlander, Jonathan (Eds.), Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice: New Conversations across the Disciplines (pp. 1-30). Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press.

Walker, Rebecca L.; Rivkin-Fish, Michele R.; & Buchbinder, Mara. (2016). Introduction. In Buchbinder, Mara, Rivkin-Fish, Michele R., Walker, Rebecca L., Churchill, Larry R. & Oberlander, Jonathan (Eds.), Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice: New Conversations across the Disciplines (pp. 1-30). Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press.

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Across the globe and within local communities, people suffer from disease, disability, and early mortality at vastly different rates from one another. Some of these differences, such as those that stem from impoverished environmental conditions or a lack of access to health care, strike many observers as unjust; others, such as those that reflect choices to engage in potentially dangerous elite sports, may seem to have little to do with justice. How we understand the relationship between health inequalities and justice is influenced by many factors, including notions of deservingness, choice, vulnerability, luck, cultural and familial practices, and social group membership and status. Digging deeper, health "inequalities" themselves are constructed through choices about how to measure and reflect health differences, and concepts of justice reflect varying ideals of equality and fairness.





CHAP

Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice: New Conversations across the Disciplines

Studies in Social Medicine

Walker, Rebecca L.
Rivkin-Fish, Michele R.
Buchbinder, Mara

Buchbinder, Mara
Rivkin-Fish, Michele R.
Walker, Rebecca L.
Churchill, Larry R.
Oberlander, Jonathan

Brandt, Allan M.

2016





1-30




University of North Carolina Press

Chapel Hill, N.C.





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