R. Hofrichter's "Health and Social Justice" Book Review by Quality Writers

R. Hofrichter's "Health and Social Justice"
This paper reviews R. Hofrichter's "Health and Social Justice", which relates that health inequalities have their source in widespread social, economic and political forces that are linked with gender, race, class, and social justice.
# 101657 | 1,225 words | 1 source | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 28, 2008 in Medical and Health (Public Health Issues) , Ethnic Studies (General)

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This paper relates that R. Hofrichter's in his 2003 book "Health and Social Justice" contends that health inequalities originate in social determinants of the world order and policies that promote inequity. The author points out that gender, race, and class are important because of the structured hierarchies in society that determine people's life chances and the opportunities they will experience. The paper contends that gender, class and racial discrimination are embedded in all social institutions and in all aspects of life. The author stresses that health inequalities are not inevitable but are the result of preventable, avoidable, systemic conditions and policies based on imbalances in political power as exemplified in the United States, which has an atrocious record of population health.

From the Paper:

"The Alma Ata declared that health for all would be possible. However, globalization was about to gain momentum. The Ottawa Charter for Health promotion identified the "prerequisites of health as peace, shelter, education, food, income, a stable ecosystem, sustainable resources, social justice, and equity." The Adelaide Recommendations observed that healthy public policy is marked by an explicit concern for health and equity in all areas of policy. The Sundsvall Statement fits with the goals of health for all, and calls for a supportive environment to bring about equity and social justice."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hofrichter, R. (2003). Health and social justice. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

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APA Format

R. Hofrichter's "Health and Social Justice" (2008, February 28) Retrieved April 01, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/r-hofrichter-health-and-social-justice-101657/

MLA Format

"R. Hofrichter's "Health and Social Justice"" 28 February 2008. Web. 01 April. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/r-hofrichter-health-and-social-justice-101657/>