Social responsibility and healthcare in Finland: The luck egalitarian challenge to scandinavian welfare ideals

Johanna Ahola-Launonen*

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Tutkimustuotos: LehtiartikkeliArticleScientificvertaisarvioitu

9 Sitaatiot (Scopus)

Abstrakti

This article examines current trends and prospects in Finnish healthcare literature and discussion. The Finnish healthcare system was long considered to manifest an equal, universal, and solidaristic welfare scheme. However, recent data reveals structural inequalities in access to healthcare that result in health differences among socioeconomic groups. The political will aims at tackling these inequalities, but the ideological trend toward responsibilization of the individual taking place across political spheres elsewhere in Europe creates potential challenges to this goal. The applications of this trend have a theoretical background in the responsibility-sensitive egalitarian - or luck egalitarian - tradition. The theory, which is unfit for real-life policy applications, has explicit appeal in considerations aiming at the responsibilization of the individual within the healthcare sector. It remains to be seen in which direction the Finnish welfare schemes will continue to develop.

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Sivut448-465
Sivumäärä18
JulkaisuCambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
Vuosikerta25
Numero3
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 1 heinäkuuta 2016
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

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