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Session: The Right to Health
3406.0: Monday, November 06, 2006: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
The Right to Health
This sesssion is designed to explore the definition of the right to health in contemporary US and international settings, and to present various ways in which the right to health can be used as an advocacy tool for those who want to try to make it a reality in their communities and countries.
Learning Objectives: Define the "right to health" Contrast the right to health with the right to die Compare methods of advocacy for the right to health.
Moderator(s):Patricia A. Roche, JD
4:30 PM"A right to die” and the rigth to public health: The relationship between negative, individual rights and population health
Wendy E. Parmet, JD
4:45 PMHealth reform in Massachusetts: A social compact for the health of the Commonwealth
Christie L. Hager, JD, MPH
5:00 PMAre patient rights worth the paper they are written on?
Patricia A. Roche, JD
5:15 PMHow advocacy group data can serve as a sentinel to the right to health  [ Recorded presentation ]
Rene S. Cabral-Daniels, JD, MPH
5:30 PMBeyond “the highest attainable standard”: Analyzing an evolving right to health as a means of protecting public health  [ Recorded presentation ]
Benjamin Mason Meier, JD, LLM
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Health Law Forum
Endorsed by:HIV/AIDS; Medical Care
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA