Literature, Medicine, and Culture Affiliated Faculty, Dr. Mara Buchbinder, Associate Professor of Social Medicine and Anthropology, Dr. Michele Rivkin-Fish, Associate Professor of Anthropology, and Dr. Rebecca L. Walker, Associate Professor Social Medicine and Philosophy, have edited a new volume entitled Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice: New Conversations across the Disciplines (2016, UNC Press).
According to UNC Press, Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice explores three questions:
- How do scholars approach relations between health inequalities and ideals of justice?
- When do justice considerations inform solutions of health inequalities, and how do specific health inequalities affect perceptions of injustice?
- How can diverse scholarly approaches contribute to better policy?
From addressing patient agency in an inequitable health care environment to examining how scholars of social justice and health care amass evidence, Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice promotes a richer understanding of health and justice and how to achieve both.
All three editors will be featured at the HHEX Conference on Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12, 2016.