Academy Being Human Podcasts Launched with Global Perspective on Health and Human Rights

On 10 December 2014, the United Nations’ Human Rights Day, the Health and Social Care Academy brought to you the first podcast in a series of thoughtful considerations of how to achieve transformational change in Scotland’s health and social care system.

The first in the Being Human series comes from Jonathan Cohen, Deputy Director of the Public Health Program at Open Society Foundations and is produced in association with the Care Inspectorate.

Interviewed by Duncan Wilson, Project Director at Open Society Foundations, Jonathan gives valuable reflections on the relationship between health and human rights, his recent time in Scotland and the potential impact of Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights.

 “We have to see human rights as not just about the kind of health and social care that we aspire to provide but really about who decides this and what the power dynamics are behind those decisions.”

The podcast also considers the opportunities to progress the health and human rights agenda on a global scale.  Listen now

The podcast follows a recent Academy event to explore a global perspective to health and human rights.  Read more

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2 comments on “Academy Being Human Podcasts Launched with Global Perspective on Health and Human Rights

  1. Hi Marianne

    Thank you for sharing the above you capture my feeling when you say “We have to see human rights as not just about the kind of health and social care that we aspire to provide but really about who decides this and what the power dynamics are behind those decisions.” I would never have expressed this as well. After reading your blog I have liked the FB OpenSocietyHealth and look forward to getting the post from the group

    Cheers

    Fiona

  2. Hi Marianne
    Thank you for sharing the above you capture my feeling when you say “We have to see human rights as not just about the kind of health and social care that we aspire to provide but really about who decides this and what the power dynamics are behind those decisions.” I would never have expressed this as well. After reading your blog I have liked the FB OpenSocietyHealth and look forward to getting the post from the group

    Cheers

    Fiona

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