2009-10

2009-2010
LOVANIUM SEMINAR ETHICS& PUBLIC POLICY
JUSTICE AND HEALTH
Toon VANDEVELDE (K.U.Leuven) & Philippe VAN PARIJS (UCLouvain)


This joint K.U.Leuven‐UCLouvain seminar operates in English and takes place alternatively in Leuven and in Louvain‐la‐Neuve on a number of Thursdays (all day). It
starts every year with a compact introduction to the main contemporary ethical theories that are relevant to the discussion of public policies and social institutions.
The rest of the seminar focuses on a special theme that changes from year to year. Past themes include global justice, migration, justice and democracy, ethical limits of the market. In 2009‐2010, the main focus will be on justice and health.


The issues to be discussed include: What are the main factors of inequalities in health and life expectancy? What principles should guide the designing of institutions and policies in the area of health care and other domains that affect the distribution of illness, invalidity and mortality? What are the respective roles of the state, the market and the family in the provision of health care? Should institutionalized solidarity extend to cosmetic surgery, to fertility treatment, to long‐term care? Should it be sensitive to the age of the patients? In the context of Belgium's federal state, should it ideally be organized at the central level, at the level of each Region or at the level of each Community?

Programme for the first semester


Thursday 8 October 2009
(10.30am‐5pm, Dupriez 350, 3 Place Montesquieu, LLN)
Philippe VAN PARIJS (UcLouvain): “A compact overview of contemporary theories of
social justice”.
Comments and complements by Toon VANDEVELDE (K.U.Leuven)
Geoffrey CUPIT (University of Waikato, NZ & Hoover Fellow, author of Justice as Fittingness, OUP 1996): “Allocating health resources by age: It may be fair but is it
just?”

Reading:
Cupit, Geoffrey, 'Age, Justice, and Veneration', Ethics 108/4 (1998) pp. 702‐18.
Van Parijs, Philippe. “Egalitarian Justice, Left Libertarianism and the Market “ in The Anatomy of Justice. Themes from the Political Philosophy of Hillel Steiner (I. Carter, S.
de Wijze & M. Kramer eds.), London: Routledge, 2009, 145‐162. http://www.uclouvain.be/cps/ucl/doc/etes/documents/2009.Steiner.pdf


Thursday 22 October 2009
(10.30am5pm, Raadzaal, 2 Kard. Mercierplein, Leuven)
Carine VAN DE VOORDE (K.U.Leuven): Key facts about health inequalities and other facts relevant to justice in health matters 
Comments and complements by Toon VANDEVELDE (K.U.Leuven)


Yvonne DENIER (K.U.Leuven): Daniels on Just Health and other approaches to justice in health care
Comments and complements by Toon VANDEVELDE (K.U.Leuven)


Reading:
Daniels, Norman. Justice, Health and Health Care. In: American Journal of BioEthics.
(Spring 2001), Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 2‐16.
Dworkin, Ronald. Justice and the High Cost of Health, Ch. 8 of Sovereign Virtue.
Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2000, pp. 307‐319.


Thursday 5 November 2009
(10.30am5pm, Dupriez 350, 3 Place Montesquieu, LLN)
Philippe VAN PARIJS (UcLouvain): Just Health Care in a Pluri‐National State


Critical comment by Helder DE SCHUTTER (K.U.Leuven)
Christian LÉONARD, (Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre): " Existential economics and individual responsibility in health care"

Reading:
Philippe VAN PARIJS, Just Health Care in a Pluri‐National country , in Public Health, Ethics and Equity (Sudhir Anand, Fabienne Peter & Amartya Sen eds.), Oxford:
Oxford University Press, 2004, pp. 163‐180.
http://www.uclouvain.be/cps/ucl/doc/etes/documents/2004.ANAN‐Ch08_1.pdf


ARNSPERGER, Christian & LÉONARD, Christian. "You'd better suffer for a good reason: Existential economics and individual responsibility in health care", Revue de
philosophie économique 2009.


Thursday 3 December 2009
(10.30am5pm, Raadzaal, 2 Kard. Mercierplein, Leuven)


Enrico BIALE (Università di Milano & Hoover Fellow): “Economic inequalities, health reform and public reason”
Eszter KOLLAR (Luiss University, Rome, and Hoover Fellow): “Global justice and the trans‐national migration of health care workers”
Philippe SANCHEZ (Univ. catholique de Lille): “Just health care versus just care for the disabled”

Reading:
To be specified.


Bibliography
Justice and health: Facts


Daniels, Norman, Kennedy, Bruce & Kawachi, Ichiro. Is inequality bad for our health?. Beacon Press, 2000.
Hada François et Christophe Ricardo, Les inégalités face à la santé, Fondation Jean‐Jaurès, septembre 2009
Hausman, Daniel. What’s wrong with health inequalities? In: The Journal of political philosophy. Vol. 15, No. 1, 2007, pp. 46‐66.
Marmot Michael, Social determinants of health inequalities. In: Lancet, Vol: 365, 2005, pp. 1099‐1104.
Marmot, Michael & Wilkinson, Richard (eds.). Social determinants of health. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Marmot, Michael, Health in an unequal world. In: Lancet, Vol: 368, 2006, pp. 2081‐2094.
Sreenivasan, Gopal. Justice, Inequality, and Health: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/justice‐inequality‐health/
Wilkinson, Richard. “Health, Redistribution and Growth”, in/ Paying for Inequality. The Economic Cost of Social Injustice (Andrew Glyn & David Miliband eds.), London: Rivers Oram Press, 1994, 24‐43.
Wilkinson, Richard. Unhealthy Societies: The Affliction of Inequality. London: Routledge, 1996.
Wilkinson, Richard. The Impact of Inequality: How to Make Sick Societies Healthier. London: Routledge, 2005.
Justice and health: General approaches Anand, Sudhir, Peter, Fabienne & Sen, Amartya (eds.) Public Health, Ethics and Equity. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Buchanan, Allen E. The Right to a Decent Minimum of Health Care. In: Philosophy and Public Affairs, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Winter, 1984), pp. 55‐78.
Callahan, Daniel. What Kind of Life: The Limits of medical progress. Georgetown University Press, 2003.
Daniels, Norman. Just Health Care. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Daniels, Norman. Just Health: Meeting Health Needs Fairly. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Daniels, Norman. Justice, Health and Health Care. In: American Journal of Bio‐Ethics. (Spring 2001), Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 2‐16.
Dworkin, Ronald. Sovereign Virtue. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2000. (Chapter 8: Justice and the High Cost of Health, pp. 307‐319.
Marmot, Michael. Justice and access to health care: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/justice‐healthcareaccess/


Justice and health: Special issues
Rationing
Callahan, Daniel. Setting Limits: Medical Goals in an Aging Society. Georgetown University Press, 1995.
Daniels Norman & Sabin, James. Setting Limits Fairly: Learning to Share Resources for Health , 2nd edition, New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Van Parijs, Philippe Réapprendre à mourir. Y a‐t‐il une limite à la prise en charge des soins de santé par la solidarité ?, in P. Van Parijs, Refonder la solidarité, Paris:
Cerf, 1996, 45‐65. (Also in Dutch in P. Van Parijs, Solidariteit voor de XXIe eeuw, Leuven: Garant, 1997, 35‐46.)


Old Age
Cohn, Felicia & Lynn, Joanne. A Duty to Care Revisited. In: Lafollette, Hugh (Ed.) Ethics in Practice. 3d Edition, London: Wiley Blackwell, 2006, pp. 103‐113.
Daniels, Norman. Am I My Parents' Keeper? An Essay on Justice Between the Young and The Old. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
Hardwig, John. Is there a duty to die?. In: Hastings Center Report 27, no. 2, 1997, pp. 34‐42.
McKerlie, Dennis. Justice between the young and the old. In: Philosophy & Public Affairs 30, no. 2, 2002, pp. 152‐177.


Responsibility
Arnsperger, Christian & Léonard, Christian. “You'd better suffer for a good reason: Existential economics and individual responsibility in health care”, in Revue de
philosophie économique Review of Economic Philosophy, vol. 10, n° 1 (2009), pp. 125‐148.
Buchanan, Allen E., Brock, Dan W., Daniels, Norman & Wikler, Daniel. From Chance to Choice: Genetics and Justice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Van Parijs, Philippe. “Just Health Care in a Pluri‐National State”. In: Anand, Sudhir, Peter, Fabienne & Sen, Amartya (eds.) Public Health, Ethics and Equity. Oxford:
Oxford University Press, 2006, pp. 163‐180.
Wikler, Daniel. Personal and Social Responsibility for Health. In: Anand, Sudhir, Peter, Fabienne & Sen, Amartya (eds.) Public Health, Ethics and Equity. Oxford:
Oxford University Press, 2006, pp. 109‐134.
Wikler, Daniel. Personal and Social Responsibility for Health. In: Ethics and International Affairs. Vol. 16, No. 2, 2002, pp. 47‐55

 

Programme for the second semester


• Thursday 4 March 2010
(10.30 – 17.00, Raadzaal 2, Kard. Mercierplein, Leuven)
10.30 – 11.30 Jeroen Luyten: What is a Just Vaccination Policy?
11.30 – 12.30 Talita Hellemans: Moral Hazard in Health Care (provisory title)
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break
13.30 – 14.30 Roy Varghese: A Capability Approach to Health Equity
14.30 – 15.30 TojiPuthenkaduppil: What is the best interpretation of Rawls for
Health Care?
15.30 – 15.45 Break
15.45 – 16.45 Regimon Cherian: From Chance to Choice: Genetics and Justice.
16.45 – 17.00 General conclusion: What did we learn today?


• Thursday 1 April 2010
(10.30 – 17.00, Dupriez 350, 3 Place Montesquieu, LLN)
10.30 – 11.30 Naima Hamrouni: Informal Caregiving and Justice
11.30 – 12.30 Jelle Dehaen: Utilitarianism and Health Care
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break
13.30 – 14.30 Kristyn Brown: Emergency Health Care and Illegal Immigration
14.30 – 15.30 Joseph Lacey: Population Growth, Environmental Degradation and a
Liberal‐Egalitarian Theory of Just Health Care
15.30 _ 15.45 Break
15.45 – 16.45 Anthony Ynzon: Brain Drain and Health Care in the Philippines.
16.45 – 17.00 General conclusion: What did we learn today?


• Thursday 29 April
(10.30 – 16.00, Raadzaal 2, Kard. Mercierplein, Leuven)
10.30 – 11.30 Jean Philippe Royer: Language Rights, Recognition of Linguistic
Diversity and Health Care
11.30 – 12.30 Antoine Stasse: A critique of Norman Daniels’ approach
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break
13.30 – 14.30 Dennis Naets: Humanitarianism and Health Care
14.30 – 15.30 Annabelle Lever (Hoover Fellow): Democracy, rationing and end of life
care
15.30 – 15.45 Break
15.45 – 17.00 General conclusion of the seminar

 

 

 

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