Friday, August 7, 2009
Notre Dame's Cathy Kaveny writes:
"I noticed that you and Rick were engaged with the question whether health care is a human right (in my view, it is) and the problem of how to implement it with legal means in a society where resources and knowledge might be limited. I engage this general question in my recent article Imagination, Virtue, and Human Rights: Lessons from Australian and U.S. Law, 70 Theological Studies 109 (2009). In my view, it's necessary to recognize health care as a positive right --for pedagogical reasons-- but the pragmatic questions Rick raises come in in specifying the right in a particular social and economic context."
MOJ readers following this to-and-fro may want to check this out:
In the newly published (by Oxford University Press), five-volume Encyclopedia of Human Rights, in Volume 2, the entry "Right to Health and Health Care" by Brigit Toebes (at pp. 365-376). The entry includes a useful bibliography.