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Rights-based Approaches to Public Health


By: Elvira Beracochea (Editor), Corey Weinstein (Editor), Dabney Evans (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2010
ISBN: 9780826105691
Number Of Pages: 504

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Many public health practitioners and students struggle with the true meaning and practical application of rights-based approaches in their work. This volume presents examples of public health programs utilizing right-based approaches so health services can reach those that are in most need.

This book helps readers appreciate public health programs utilizing rights-based approaches and adapt those approaches for use in their own careers. Although evidence-based best practices for right-based approaches have not been documented until now, the tools and case studies presented in this book will provide the best models available. Case studies will include public health programs employing participatory methods, with an emphasis on the principles of evidence and results, non-discrimination, dignity and correlation to international human rights documents. Examples are taken from both domestic and international programs.

The book outlines broad issues involved in health and human rights, including women's rights, environmental issues such as the right to healthy food, air, and water. Additionally, the book examines professional obligations and roles, and offers specific case studies from organizations and practitioners around the world. Finally, the book looks at systemic and policy implications of a rights-based approach to public health.

Contributorsp. xi
Forewordp. xv
Introduction: Why Do Rights-Based Approaches to Health Matter?p. 3
Rights-Based Approaches to Public Health Systemsp. 19
Rights-Based Approaches and Health Disparities in the United Statesp. 31
A Rights-Based Approach to Health Care Reformp. 69
Rights-Based Approaches and Millennium Development Goalsp. 87
Global Plans of Action for Healthp. 103
Rights-Based Approaches and Professional Development
Ethical Issues and Rights-Based Approaches: Balancing Dual Loyaltiesp. 119
A Rights-Based Approach to Research: Assessing the Right to Water in Haitip. 143
Using the Right to Food to Teach Human Rightsp. 155
Rights-Based Approaches With Special Populations and Settings
Human Rights and Women's Healthp. 169
A Rights-Based Approach to Children's Healthp. 183
Human Rights and HIV Prevention Among Drug Usersp. 201
Rights-Based Approaches in Conflict-Affected Settingsp. 221
Case Studies
Promoting Human Rights in Public Health Programs: Lessons Learned from HealthRight Internationalp. 253
Operationalizing Rights-Based Approaches to Health: The Case of CARE in Perup. 271
Liberation Medicine and Accompaniment in El Salvador: The Experience of Doctors for Global Healthp. 293
The Right to Clean Air: The U.S. Clean Air Act's Approachp. 309
Peer Education in Prison: A Rights-Based Approachp. 321
Rights-Based Approaches to Community Development: A Case Study of the Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleansp. 333
Rights-Based Approaches in Conflict Settings: Examples from Nepal and Israel/Palestinep. 345
Rights-Based Approaches to Essential Medicinesp. 359
Conclusion: Rights-Based Approaches in Public Healthp. 375
Appendix: List of Acronymsp. 381
Indexp. 385
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ISBN: 9780826105691
ISBN-10: 0826105696
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 504
Published: 1st November 2010
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 15.24  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.57