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Injustice, Suffering, Difference: How Can Community Health Nursing Address the Suffering of Others?
Journal of Community Health Nursing
  • Denise J Drevdahl, University of Washington - Tacoma Campus
Publication Date
1-1-2013
Document Type
Article
Abstract

Social justice brings to life the purpose of public health—improving a population's overall health and well-being. Critiques of the concept demonstrate that social justice is inconsistently defined and rarely is acted upon, and continuation of these injustices constitutes a form of suffering. Seeing one's self as disconnected from others makes their suffering normal. Viewing others from an ethical, moral, and human rights perspective helps one understand that the well-being of the self and the individual rests on the well-being of the collective other; this obligates each person to ameliorate and, if possible, prevent the suffering of others.

DOI
10.1080/07370016.2013.750212
Version
pre-print, post-print with 12-month embargo, no publisher's pdf
Citation Information
Denise J Drevdahl. "Injustice, Suffering, Difference: How Can Community Health Nursing Address the Suffering of Others?" Journal of Community Health Nursing Vol. 30 Iss. 1 (2013) p. 49 - 58
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/denise_drevdahl/4/