Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Health and Human Rights: Bioethics and the Right to Health
Guest Editors from the University of Toronto: Jennifer L. Gibson, PhD (Joint Centre for Bioethics and Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation), Lisa Forman, SJD (Dalla Lana School of Public Health), and Stephanie Nixon, PhD (Department of Physical Therapy and Dalla Lana School of Public Health).
This special issue of Health and Human Rights is calling for scholarly papers that explore the relationship between bioethics and the right to health, in an explicit effort to address this lacuna. We welcome articles that address synergies and conflicts between these two areas, including (but not limited to) the following areas: 1) the conceptual and theoretical underpinnings of a right to health from different normative perspectives within bioethics (e.g., law, philosophy, public health, medicine); 2) the degree of concordance or discordance between bioethics and international human rights law conceptions of the right to health; 3) the implications of this concordance/discordance for health policy and/or practice; 4) the potential contribution of bioethics as a field in addressing challenges related to the implementation of human rights frameworks, such as clarifying what specific entitlements are comprised in the right to health in particular contexts, determining whose rights ought to have priority in cases of conflict, or establishing how such conflicts ought to be resolved; 5) the potential contribution of the right to health to addressing the conceptualization and implementation of bioethics related to individual, public and global health; and 6) the contribution of combined bioethics and human rights approaches to pressing health equity concerns, including global health governance, justice and funding; the sustainable development agenda; and universal health coverage.
We are particularly interested in papers that explore this theme in a global health context, by which we mean a focus on the transnational and structural determinants of health inequities everywhere.
Original articles (research, commentary, and analysis) suitable for scholarly peer review are invited (3,500–7,000 words). In addition to research papers, we seek manuscripts that emerge from and reflect on practical efforts for the realization of social and economic rights, of genuine relevance to people engaged in related work (up to 7,000 words). All papers will be peer reviewed. The editors also invite letters, research or fieldwork summaries, and essays (up to 2,500 words) for publication as Perspective Essays or blog posts. These might include case studies illustrating the interaction between bioethics and human rights frameworks in health policy or practice.
For specific format details, please see Author Guidelines. http://www.hhrjournal.org/submissions/author-guidelines/
Please submit all manuscripts to the editors by September 20, 2014.