Ethics, Justice and Women's Health

International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vol. 64, pp. 81-85, 1999

5 Pages Posted: 26 Nov 2006

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Rebecca J. Cook

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law

Bernard Dickens

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law

Abstract

Physicians both collectively and individually need not be passive in the face of demonstrable evidence of social injustices that cost women their lives, in high proportions and for causes that could be cost-effectively prevented or remedied. Ethical arguments and legal means can be mobilized to advance the goals of reproductive health in particular and women's health in general, on which the health and survival of their younger children critically depend. Physicians and their professional organizations discharge a macroethical duty to patients by employing these ethical arguments and legal means to promote patients' survival and health.

Keywords: Ethics, Law, Duty of care, Women's health

JEL Classification: I18, K19

Suggested Citation

Cook, Rebecca J. and Dickens, Bernard, Ethics, Justice and Women's Health. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vol. 64, pp. 81-85, 1999. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=947127

Rebecca J. Cook

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law ( email )

78 Queen's Park Cr.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5
Canada
416-978-4446 (Phone)
416-978-7899 (Fax)

Bernard Dickens (Contact Author)

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law ( email )

78 and 84 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5
Canada
416-978-4849 (Phone)
416-978-7899 (Fax)

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