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A ROBUST, PARTICULARIST ETHICAL ASSESSMENT OF MEDICAL TOURISM

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  • ZAHRA MEGHANI

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    1. University of Rhode Island
      University of Rhode Island – Philosophy, 170 Chafee Hall, Kingston, RI, 02881, USA. Email: meghaniz@mail.uri.edu
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University of Rhode Island – Philosophy, 170 Chafee Hall, Kingston, RI, 02881, USA. Email: meghaniz@mail.uri.edu

ABSTRACT

Recently, in increasing numbers, citizens of wealthy nations are heading to poorer countries for medical care. They are traveling to the global South as medical tourists because in their home nations either they cannot get timely medical care or they cannot afford needed treatments. This essay offers a robust, particularist ethical assessment of the practice of citizens of richer nations traveling to poorer countries for healthcare.

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