Shared Health Governance
Jennifer Prah Ruger
University of Pennsylvania
June 27, 2011
American Journal of Bioethics, Vol. 11, No. 7, pp. 32-45, 2011
Health and Social Justice (Ruger 2009a) developed the “health capability paradigm,” a conception of justice and health in domestic societies. This idea undergirds an alternative framework of social cooperation called “shared health governance” (SHG). SHG puts forth a set of moral responsibilities, motivational aspirations, and institutional arrangements, and apportions roles for implementation in striving for health justice. This article develops further the SHG framework and explains its importance and implications for governing health domestically.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 14
Keywords: health governance, health ethics, social cooperation, self-interest, shared health governance
JEL Classification: I10
Date posted: February 1, 2011 ; Last revised: June 28, 2011
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