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Power, Suffering, and the Struggle for Dignity PENNSYLVANIA STUDIES IN HUMAN RIGHTS Bert B. Lockwood, Jr., Series Editor A complete list of books in the series is available from the publisher. Power, Suffering, and the Struggle for Dignity Human Rights Frameworks for Health and Why They Matter Alicia Ely Yamin Foreword by Paul Farmer UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PR ESS PHILADELPHIA Copyright © 2016 University of Pennsylvania Press All rights reserved. Except for brief quotations used for purposes of review or scholarly citation, none of this book may be reproduced in any form by any means without written permission from the publisher. Published by University of Pennsylvania Press Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4112 Printed in the United States of America on acid-free paper 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Yamin, Alicia Ely, author. Power, suffering, and the struggle for dignity : human rights frameworks for health and why they matter / Alicia Ely Yamin. pages cm. — (Pennsylvania studies in human rights) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-8122-4774-9 (alk. paper) 1. Right to health. 2. Human rights—Health aspects. 3. Health services accessibility. 4. Medical policy—Moral and ethical aspects. 5. Public health— Moral and ethical aspects. 6. Women—Medical care. 7. Poor—Medical care. I. Farmer, Paul, 1959– writer of preface. II. Title. III. Series: Pennsylvania studies in human rights. K3260.3.Y26 2016 323—dc23 2015017697 ...


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