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Global Health
Ethical Challenges

2nd Edition

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  • Editors:
  • Solomon Benatar, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Cape Town
  • Gillian Brock, Professor of Philosophy, University of Auckland
Ted Schrecker, Ronald Labonté, Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Ramya Kumar, David Bloom, Daniel Cadarette, Geordan Shannon, Melanie Jansen, Kate Williams, Carlos Caceres, Angelica Motta, Aloyce Odhiambo, Alie Eleveld, Jenevieve Mannell, Martin McKee, David Hunter, Angus J. Dawson, Jonathan Wolff, Lisa Forman, Allen Buchanan, Matthew DeCamp, Avi Denburg, Denis Daneman, Meri Koivusalo, Jeff Rudin, David Sanders, Jonathan Kennedy, David McCoy, Joseph Gafton, Samia A. Hurst, Nathalie Mezger, Alex Mauron, Anthony B. Zwi, Eduardo Gomez, Solomon Benatar, Ross Uphsur, Stephen Gill, Isabella Bakker, Dillon Wamsley , Mariajosé Aguilera, David Resnik, Colin Butler, Christine Straehle, David Benatar, Henk Ten Have, Jing Bao Nie, Ruth Fitzgerald, Godfrey Tangwa, Ibrahim Daibes, Sandra Tomsons, Mark Hathaway, Blake Poland, Angela Mashford-Pringle, Tikki Pang, Gayle Amul, Alex John London, Thomas Pogge, Nicole Hassoun, James Wilson, Effy Vayena, Agata Feretti, Erica Di Ruggiero, James Dwyer, Sarah Elton, Donald Cole
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  • Date Published: March 2021
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108728713

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  • Addressing global health is one of the largest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century, however, this task is becoming even more formidable with the accelerated destruction of the planet. Building on the success of the previous edition, the book outlines how progress towards improving global health relies on understanding its core social, economic, political, environmental and ideological aspects. A multi-disciplinary group of authors suggest not only theoretically compelling arguments for what we must do, but also provide practical recommendations as to how we can promote global health despite contemporary constraints. The importance of cross-cultural dialogue and utilisation of ethical tools in tackling global health problems is emphasised. Thoroughly updated, new or expanded topics include: mass displacement of people; novel threats, including new infectious diseases; global justice; and ecological ethics and planetary sustainability. Offering a diverse range of perspectives, this volume is essential for bioethicists, public health practitioners and philosophers.

    • Provides a broad perspective on global health challenges over the next twenty-five years and beyond, including both East/West and North/South comparative perspectives
    • Considers health from many different disciplines – including medicine, public health, philosophy, social science, political science, anthropology, health policy, law, humanitarianism, educational pedagogy and environmental science – making it an excellent resource for a wide range of audiences
    • Offers approaches to thinking about the ethical implications of living on a threatened planet, helping readers to consider their role as global citizens at a crucial time in human and planetary history
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'I am so excited that this excellent book has achieved a second edition. I have used it extensively for both research and teaching and I am sure the updated version will be just as successful as the first. It is one of the finest examples of an interdisciplinary text that will be of great value as we try to navigate the current crisis in global public health.' Lesley Doyal, Emeritus Professor of Health and Social Care, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol

    'Solomon Benatar and Gillian Brock have put together the broadest engagements with the central ethical challenges posed by the evermore encompassing field of global health. This book is a crucial accompaniment to efforts to describe, define and introduce global health for students at all levels. It also is essential reading for global health practitioners. Justice, goodness, and human rights are advanced by global health practices but also slighted and failed by them. The contributors to Global Health: Ethical Challenges are a remarkably diverse collection of experts from dozens of fields who address the value crises of capitalism, bureaucracy, international organisations, syndemics, post-colonialism, racism, and the environment, showing how they shape global health, global health systems, and indeed the fates and prospects for life in our time. A huge achievement!' Arthur Kleinman, Professor of Medical Anthropology, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and Rabb Professor, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences

    ‘… highly recommended for upper-level undergraduates, graduates, and professional audiences from all disciplines.’ Diane Martinez, Technical Communication

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: March 2021
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108728713
    • length: 510 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 189 x 24 mm
    • weight: 1.09kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Section 1. Global Health: Definitions and Descriptions:
    1. State of global health in a radically unequal world: patterns and prospects
    2. Societal determinants and determinants of health
    3. Strengthening the global response to infectious disease threats in the 21st century
    4. Gender equality in science, medicine, and global health: where are we at and why does it matter?
    5. Health systems and health and health care reform
    Section 2. Global Health Ethics, Responsibilities and Justice: Some Central Issues:
    6. Is there a need for global health ethics? For and against
    7. The human right to health
    8. International human rights law and the social determinants of health
    9. Responsibility for global health
    10. Bioethics and global child health
    Section 3. Analysing Some Reasons for Poor Health and Responsibilities to Address Them:
    11. Trade and health: the ethics of global rights, regulation and redistribution
    12. Debt, structural adjustment and health
    13. The international arms trade and global health
    14. Allocating resources in humanitarian medicine
    15. Development assistance for health: trends and challenges
    16. Geopolitics, disease and inequalities in emerging economies
    17. Neoliberalism, power relations, ethics and global health
    18. Morbid symptoms, organic crisis and enclosures of the commons: global health since the 2008 world economic crisis
    19. Challenging the global extractive order: a global health justice imperative
    Section 4. Environmental/Ecological Considerations and Planetary Health:
    20. The environment, ethics and health
    21. Ecological ethics, planetary sustainability and global health
    22. Mass migration and health in the Anthropocen epoch
    23. Animals, the environment and global health
    24. Justice and global health: a planetary perspective
    Section 5. The Importance of Including Cross-Cultural Perspectives and the Need for Dialogue:
    25. Global health and ethical transculturalism: a methodology connecting the East and the West, the local and the universal
    26. Giving voice to African thought in medical research ethic
    27. Inter-philosophies dialogue: creating a paradigm for global health ethics
    28. Reframing global health ethics using ecological, Indigenous and regenerative lenses
    Section 6. Shaping the Future:
    29. Global health research changing the agenda
    30. Justice and research in developing countries
    31. The Health Impact Fund: how to make new medicines accessible to all
    32. Evaluating global health impact and increasing access to essential medicine
    33. Philanthrocapitalism and global health
    34. BIg data, artificial intelligence for global health: ethical challenges and opportunities
    35. Global governance for developing sustainability
    36. Teaching global health ethics
    37. Teaching global health ethics: an ecological perspective
    38. Towards a new common sense: the need for new paradigms for global health.

  • Editors

    Solomon Benatar, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Cape Town
    Solomon Benatar is Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa, and has held annual appointments at the University of Toronto since 2000. His numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters have been published in medical, bioethics, public health, social science and political science journals and books. He was the President of the International Association of Bioethics from 2001 to 2003.

    Gillian Brock, Professor of Philosophy, University of Auckland
    Gillian Brock is Professor of Philosophy, University of Auckland, New Zealand. The author of more than 200 peer reviewed publications, she has published widely on issues in political and social philosophy, ethics and applied ethics. Her most recent book is Justice for People on the Move (Cambridge, 2020).

    Contributors

    Ted Schrecker, Ronald Labonté, Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Ramya Kumar, David Bloom, Daniel Cadarette, Geordan Shannon, Melanie Jansen, Kate Williams, Carlos Caceres, Angelica Motta, Aloyce Odhiambo, Alie Eleveld, Jenevieve Mannell, Martin McKee, David Hunter, Angus J. Dawson, Jonathan Wolff, Lisa Forman, Allen Buchanan, Matthew DeCamp, Avi Denburg, Denis Daneman, Meri Koivusalo, Jeff Rudin, David Sanders, Jonathan Kennedy, David McCoy, Joseph Gafton, Samia A. Hurst, Nathalie Mezger, Alex Mauron, Anthony B. Zwi, Eduardo Gomez, Solomon Benatar, Ross Uphsur, Stephen Gill, Isabella Bakker, Dillon Wamsley , Mariajosé Aguilera, David Resnik, Colin Butler, Christine Straehle, David Benatar, Henk Ten Have, Jing Bao Nie, Ruth Fitzgerald, Godfrey Tangwa, Ibrahim Daibes, Sandra Tomsons, Mark Hathaway, Blake Poland, Angela Mashford-Pringle, Tikki Pang, Gayle Amul, Alex John London, Thomas Pogge, Nicole Hassoun, James Wilson, Effy Vayena, Agata Feretti, Erica Di Ruggiero, James Dwyer, Sarah Elton, Donald Cole

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