Friday, October 10, 2008

Never again? Reflections on Human Values and Human Rights

This is honestly one of the most powerful pieces of writing that I've ever seen describing why health - along with social and economic justice - should be considered a human right. Paul Farmer is a giant in the field and his writing has definitely influenced my life course.

This is a long, at times painful read, but I think it is a really an important essay.

Never again? Reflections on Human Values and Human Rights. By Paul Farmer, The Tanner Lectures on Human Values

2 comments:

health-rights-faith said...

Great resource. Thanks!

jshaffer said...

Yeah, Farmer has definitely inspired me and many, many other students as well. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Jon