This chapter discusses issues relating to egalitarianism or equality. Egalitarianism in a democratic society requires a health system that can maintain, relate to, or is based on a belief that all people can, in principle, receive equal opportunity to access appropriate health services, within a community where they enjoy equal social, political, and economic rights and opportunities. Egalitarianism should be a particular focus for health services provided within a public health setting.
|Title of host publication||Health & Environment in Aotearoa/New Zealand|
|Editors||Susan Shaw, Bron Deed|
|Place of Publication||Australia|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|