Importance Of Equal Health Care

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In the civilized world that we work so much to build, equality, in all its forms, should not be a matter of concern. However, disputes will always arise, as this issue is one of great complexity and being able to discuss on this matter requires empathy and also knowledge of the human rights, ethics and the law. The subject of human rights has been and will be, for a long time, a disputed one. People have been fighting for their rights ever since they have developed consciousness and, in many cases, their voices have not been heard. One powerful example is the Second World War, in which millions of lives have been taken due to ignorance, fear and desire for power. Consequently, on the 10th of December 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human…show more content…
Hospitals, doctors and medicines must be accessible, available, acceptable, and of good quality for everyone whenever and wherever they are needed. Health care must be affordable and comprehensive for everyone, and physically accessible where and when needed. The health care system in the world should be guided by the human rights standards. Everyone must have access to equal comprehensive health care. Access to health care must be universal and equitably guaranteed for everyone. Health care infrastructure which includes hospitals, community health facilities, health care professionals, equipment must be available in all geographical areas and to all communities. Availability is especially important for having adequate health care services such as primary care and mental health facilities. It is very important because the distance a patient has to travel for a healthcare service also directly affects the actual use of these health services, since it causes loss of time and effort. For this reason, the access to primary care must be improved worldwide to promote…show more content…
If everyone can be conscious of the importance of human rights and resonates with those that are mistreated, a change is bound to happen. We, as medical students, are compelled to recognize the flaws that many people face and advocate for the discriminated. Even one good deed means more than we can imagine. Even if this doesn’t make a change in the grand scheme of things, it might mean so much to the person it is directed to. We must adjust our habits, be the first ones to make a change and encourage others to act likewise. As Theodore Roosevelt once said: “No man is above the law, and no man is below it.” Today is an important day in history. Today we are reminded that we are equal in front of God and the law. Every day, we should remind ourselves that everyone has fears, everyone faces problems and that it is in our nature to help each other in times of
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