The role of solidarity in social responsibility for health
First Online: 18 March 2011 DOI:
Cite this article as: Reichlin, M. Med Health Care and Philos (2011) 14: 365. doi:10.1007/s11019-011-9320-5 Abstract
The Article focuses on the concept of social solidarity, as it is used in the Report of the International Bioethics Committee On Social Responsibility and Health. It is argued that solidarity plays a major role in supporting the whole framework of social responsibility, as presented by the IBC. Moreover, solidarity is not limited to members of particular groups, but potentially extended to all human beings on the basis of their inherent dignity; this sense of human solidarity is a necessary presupposition for a genuinely universalistic morality of justice and human rights.
Keywords Solidarity Justice Human rights Right to health care Collective responsibility References
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