GERIATRICS AND NATURAL LAW: THE MISSING LINK


Mutlu E. I.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI, cilt.17, sa.4, ss.417-422, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Derleme
  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.417-422

Özet

Geriatric community is a vulnerable group under a high risk of losing social network, cognitive abilities and health status. Therefore, they have to be given easy access to healthcare services as a part of their socioeconomic rights. However, healthcare rights and other socioeconomic rights are not deemed strongly enforceable against public authorities in contemporary public opinion. Although many constitutions and international treaties provide socioeconomic rights for citizens, national legal systems resist not to recognize these rights and give them enforceability. This study offers the approach of natural law to be referred when the ethical side of socioeconomic rights of vulnerable groups are dismissed by lawmakers.