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Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice: Bridging Perspectives for New Conversations

Mara Buchbinder, Michele Rivkin-Fish, and Rebecca Walker

Abstract

Amidst ongoing debate about health care reform, the need for informed analyses of U.S. health policy is greater than ever. The twelve original essays in this volume show that common public debates bypass complex ethical, sociocultural, historical, and political questions about how we should address ideals of justice and equality in health care. Integrating perspectives from the humanities, social sciences, medicine, and public health, the contributors illuminate the relationships between justice and health inequalities to complicate and enrich debates often dominated by simplistic narratives. ... More

Keywords: Health inequality, Health justice, Interdisciplinarity, U.S. health policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469630359
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630359.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mara Buchbinder, editor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Michele Rivkin-Fish, editor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Rebecca Walker, editor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Introduction

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

Part I Interrogating Normative Perspectives on Health Inequality and Justice

Part II Disrupting Assumptions and Expanding Perspectives through Cases

5 Embodied Inequalities

Sarah Horton and Judith C. Barker

6 Chasing Virtue, Enforcing Virtue

Debra DeBruin, Anne Drapkin Lyerly, Joan Liaschenko, and Mary Faith Marshall

Part III Rethinking Evidence and the Making of Policy

9 Cultural Health Capital

Janet K. Shim, Jamie Suki Chang, and Leslie A. Dubbin