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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

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Date posted: February 1, 2011 ; Last revised: June 28, 2011

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Ruger, Jennifer Prah, Shared Health Governance (June 27, 2011). American Journal of Bioethics, Vol. 11, No. 7, pp. 32-45, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1752295

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Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States
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