What is social justice you say? Well social justice is a term used to describe the fair and equal treatment of all people. Furthermore, no matter the situation, everyone should receive the same equal treatment when it comes to healthcare.
How would you describe social justice?
Well health equity in other words means that every person shouldn't be discriminated against no matter their age, race, gender, etc. when it comes to their opportunity to be healthy individuals and their access to healthcare.
Okay now that I know what social justice is, may I ask what is health equity then?
Additionally, both of the terms, health equity and social justice, relate to one another. Health equity discusses how people should have the same opportunity to a healthy lifestyle, whilst social justice discussed how all people should receive the same fair and equitable treatment. So, both terms go into depth about how no matter the age, race, gender, social status, etc. all people should be treated equally.
Yes I can! An example of health equity in my life is back in my hometown we have a lot of low income housing projects. If someone has a low income, they can apply to live in certain apartment complexes by proving they make below a certain amount of money each year. Although the rent is reduced, the apartments are very nice, clean environments to live and raise a family. So no matter someone's income they should have a healthy safe place to live.
Can you give me an example of health equity in your life?
In article 2, it discusses how no matter a person's race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, or other status should be entitled to all the same freedoms, just as in social justice and health equity. An example would be no matter how much money you make, everyone should be entitled to equal health care.
There are several more articles, but more specifically in article 23 and 24 it states that everyone has the right to work without discrimination and everyone has a right to rest and leisure. So everyone should have the same opportunities when it comes to getting a job, working, and taking time off for rest and leisure.
Now what about articles 25 and 26?
Well these two articles discuss how everyone has the right to standard living including food, clothing, housing, etc. and how everyone has the right to a free education. So as I discussed earlier no matter how much money someone makes, they have right to a healthy living environment!