Health justice in India : citizenship, power and health care jurisprudence

Pinto, Edward Premdas (2020) Health justice in India : citizenship, power and health care jurisprudence. Springer, Singapore. ISBN 9789811581427

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This book presents important fields of research in public healthcare in India from an interdisciplinary and health systems perspectives. Discussing how the exchange of power between the health justice triad, viz., the State (judiciary as the arm of the State), legal and medical professions, and civil society, cumulatively shapes the outcomes of health justice for citizens, it provides insights into India’s juridico-legal processes and of seeking justice in healthcare. It critically assesses civil society’s counter-hegemonic role in bolstering justice in health care and examines the potential of transforming health care jurisprudence into health justice. Repositioning the social right to healthcare as integral to social citizenship and social justice, and opening avenues for inter-professional and interdisciplinary power discourse in public health policy research, the book is of interest to academics, practitioners, students, researchers, and the wide academic community working in public health care issues broadly.

Item Type: Book
Authors: Pinto, Edward Premdas
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public health care, Health care jurisprudence, Citizenship and health, Social rights, Health care, Law and policy
Subjects: Technology > Medicine & health
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
Full Text Status: Public
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