• Explains what we owe each other by way of protecting our health through
medicine, public health, and broader social determinants
• Addresses practical issues that affect both developed and developing countries, integrating concerns about justice with an interest in global health
• Guided by author’s extensive experience in developed and developing countries in designing ways to assess the fairness of health reform
Introduction; Part I. A Theory of Justice and Health: 1. Three questions of justice; 2. What is the special moral importance of health?; 3. When are health inequalities unjust?: the social determinants of health; 4. How can we meet health needs fairly when we can’t meet them at all?; 5. What do we owe each other?: implications of an integrated theory; Part II. Challenges: 6. Global ageing and intergenerational equality; 7. Consent to workplace risk and health protection; 8. Medical professionalism and the care we should get; Part III. Uses: 10. Fairness in health sector reform; 10. Accountability for reasonableness in developing countries: two applications; 11. Reducing health disparities: no simple matter; 12. Priority setting and human rights; Part IV. A Concluding Challenge: 13. International health inequalities and global justice.