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Title Human rights, dignity and autonomy in health care and social services : Nordic perspectives / Henriette Sinding Aasen, Rune Halvorsen, António Barbosa da Silva (eds.)
Imprint Antwerp ; Portland, Or. : Intersentia, c2009
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  RA427.25 .H86 2009    AVAILABLE    30660020079518
Descript xix, 221 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note The idea for this volume was born on 10-11 May 2007, when the Faculty of Law, University of Bergen, hosted the seminar Human rights, dignity and autonomy in health care and social services: Nordic perspectives."--P. xi
Includes bibliographical references and index
PART I. BASIC CONCEPTS, THEORY AND NORMATIVE FRAMEWORK: Autonomy, dignity and integrity in health care ethics - a moral philosophical perspective -- Dignity and human rights in the modern welfare state -- PART II. PROTECTION OF VULNERABLE INDIVIDUALS IN HEALTH CARE, MEDICAL RESEARCH AND SOCIAL SERVICES: Children's right to participate in health care decisions -- Children's participation in the child welfare system -- Autonomy, human dignity and treatment of individuals with cognitive impairment -- Coercive treatment and human dignity -- Human dignity, the value of knowledge, and the limits of scientific freedom -- Autonomy and dignity in clinical medical research on adults with cognitive impairment -- Nordic disability protection meeting supranational equal treatment policy - a boost for the human rights of persons with disabilities? -- PART III. CONCLUSIONS AND CHALLENGES
"The overall theme of the volume is the understanding of human dignity, autonomy and human rights in health care and social services in modern welfare states, with special reference to the Nordic countries. Focus is put on vulnerable groups such as children, individuals with cognitive impairment or mental illness and persons with physical disabilities. Experts from different disciplines identify ethical and legal dilemmas in modern welfare services and describe how basic values and/or rights are or may come in conflict in concrete situations. Of particular interest is how the human rights perspective challenges the policies and regulations of modern welfare states and at the same time provides the overall normative direction as for how to solve ethical, legal and social conflicts or shortcomings. Although the human rights perspective is the most dominant, insights from philosophy and social sciences provide both a necessary and fruitful supplement to the legal approach. The volume is of interest for academics, researchers and students in the field of health care ethics, human rights and welfare state policies. It presents a challenging outlook on dilemmas characteristic for the modern welfare state in general, and for the Nordic countries in particular, and it gives the reader important insights and references for further studies."--Publisher's description
Subject Human rights -- Health aspects -- Scandinavia -- Congresses
Dignity -- Health aspects -- Scandinavia -- Congresses
Public health -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Scandinavia -- Congresses
Health care services
Social services
Alt Author Aasen, Henriette Sinding
Halvorsen, Rune
Silva, António Barbosa da
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