Personal Responsibility in Healthcare for Low Socioeconomic Individuals
Pence, Christine A.
Washington and Lee University -- Capstone in Shepherd Poverty Program
Health care reform -- Government policy
Theory of justice (Rawls, John)
Capabilities approach (Social sciences)
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Christine A. Pence is a member of the Class of 2014 of Washington and Lee University.Capstone; [FULL-TEXT FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE]Health is the accumulation of the past and a hard life manifests itself in poor health. The link between poverty and health is a highly complex issue and there is no silver bullet to address the problem. However there are healthcare strategies which will support individuals with igood health. These strategies must employ a holistic definition of health and address the harmful social determinants that drive individuals into poverty and ensure that they stay there. I argue that personal responsibility plays a peripheral role in the allocation of healthcare resources in that it promotes effective healthcare treatments. [From Conclusion]Christine Pence