Equality and Decency in Healthcare
We invite submissions to a special issue of Diametros – An Online Journal of Philosophy, dedicated to the topic: "Equality and Decency in Healthcare". The issue will focus on two normative concepts related to healthcare: the idea of equal access to healthcare and the notion of decent minimum of healthcare. Papers may deal with different ways of understanding these concepts and relations between them. They may also explore the relation of equality and decency to other values in healthcare, such as sufficiency and effectiveness. We encourage submissions from a range of disciplines related to health and medicine, including bioethics, medical law, health economics, health sociology etc.
Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2016.
Diametros 47 (March 2016)
Table of Contents
Special Topic - Thomas Aquinas' Theory of Conscience and Contemporary Debates on Conscientious Objection
|Narrative, Casuistry, and the Function of Conscience in Thomas Aquinas|
|A Thomistic Argument for Respecting Conscientious Refusals|
|Aquinas and the Natural Habit of Synderesis: A Response to Celano|
|Complicating Conscience, Refreshing Discontent|
|Paul J. Medeiros||50-63|
|Thomas Aquinas – Human Dignity and Conscience as a Basis for Restricting Legal Obligations|
|The Consistency of Medical Conscience Clause in the Light of the Abortion Debate (in Polish)||PDF (In Polish)|
|Conscientious Objection and the Requirement of Justification: Physicians, Conscripts and Soldiers (in Polish)||PDF (In Polish)|