I am currently convening a journal club titled Access to Health Care. The article last discussed was "Personal and Social Responsibility for Health" by Daniel Wikler (Ethics and International Affairs. 2002; 16(2):47-55.). This article explores the notion that people can be held responsible for their own health. That they have a responsibility to practice healthful behaviors, and to not practice in unhealthy behaviors (a responsibility whose non-compliance renders them liable for censure or punishment - not a "well you should" responsibility).
I am posting this because our discussion time was not long enough and I know others have something to say. Additionally, I know of multiple people who would have interesting insights, who do not participate in the journal club. I am encouraging everyone to post away. Let's start a discussion. (And for those of you who do not have read the article - you may want to give it a read, it's interesting! If you do not have access at your local research library - drop me a line).
Thanks and let's begin the discussion!