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Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría

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ROZO REYES, Claudia Marcela  and  MONSALVE ROBAYO, Angélica María. Disability and Distributive Justice from the Viewpoint of Bioethics. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2011, vol.40, n.2, pp.336-351. ISSN 0034-7450.

Objective: To address the contributions of several authors on disability and distributive justice, arguing that it represents a huge challenge for bioethics, and examining the extent to which it can contribute to promote social dialogue among those in charge of formulating social welfare public policy. Methodology: A careful analysis of the information shows that the authors who have worked on social and distributive justice in disability justify processes of change in order to protect the rights of people in this condition, promoting awareness in equal opportunities. Results and Conclusions: There are various positions on distributive justice in health around the search for a fairer allotment of resources. However, other basic needs must be satisfied as well. This warrants social intentions towards even more equal opportunities in employment. A social conception of distributive justice must lead to a moral revision of society's behavior towards persons with disabilities, which prevents accepting their presence in competitive work environments and obtaining the resources necessary to achieve their autonomy.

Keywords : Disabled persons; social justice; equity.

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