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2012-11-27 HLTC05H3 F Lecture 11: Ethics, Human Rights and Health • The structural determinants of health rather than the proximate determinants of health • The upstream effects of structural (ultimate factors) determinants of health • Privatized healthcare in Canada because of employers but we have a single- payer system for health care that can be used by the public • Health is a right and not a privilege • Inequality exists because we allow it to exist and the human greed to get away from this inequality is the fundamental quality of human societies across the board • Those who benefit from inequality that kill • The need to look at the social actors of individual roles and not just think about structural violence • The vicious cycle and the relation with TNCs • TNCs and the need for state regulations on safety and has to be a global effort o Big national governments need to enforce those safety legislation • Cost efficiency and the marketization of medicine o Health is becoming a cost issue • Structural violence is a factor in all of the global challenges and significant health challenges • Impoverishment o Global; overseas and within Canada; the anthropology of poverty  Why are people unequal and the differential health outcomes because of inequality and impoverishment in societies o Millennium Development Goals and reaching those goals by 2015  Have we? o The empowerment of people  Ourselves and people • The need to take a political position especially for doctors and clinicians that is more socialist than it is capitalist • Socialism= comparison to communism and countr
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