Healthcare as a Human Rights Issue

Normative Profile, Conflicts, and Implementation

Edited by Sabine Klotz, Heiner Bielefeldt, Martina Schmidhuber, and Andreas Frewer

Transcript-Verlag

Healthcare as a Human Rights Issue

Pub Date: May 2018

ISBN: 9783837640540

426 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $45.00

Healthcare as a Human Rights Issue

Normative Profile, Conflicts, and Implementation

Edited by Sabine Klotz, Heiner Bielefeldt, Martina Schmidhuber, and Andreas Frewer

Transcript-Verlag

The notion of a human right to health has various facets, such as its normative profile as a universal right, current political and legal conflicts, and contextualized implementation in different health care systems. The authors of this volume are assembled from different disciplines, including law, political science, ethics, and medicine, bringing together a broad variety of academic and practical perspectives on the question of health care as a human right.

About the Author

Sabine Klotz is researcher at the chair in Human Rights and Human Rights Politics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

Heiner Bielefeldt holds the chair in Human Rights and Human Rights Politics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. From 2010 to 2016, he was UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief of the UN Human Rights Council. Martina Schmidhuber is a research fellow at the Institute for History of Medicine and Medical Ethics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

Andreas Frewer is professor of medical ethics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and European master in bioethics. He is managing director of the Clinical Ethics Committee and various (inter-)national research projects.