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public health ethics

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

The moral dimensions of health relating to populations, epidemiology, disease prevention, health promotion, justice, and equality. Public health ethics is commonly concerned with the...

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public health ethics

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

The moral dimensions of health relating to populations, epidemiology, disease prevention, health promotion, justice, and equality. Public health ethics is commonly concerned with the...

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Ethics of Public Health

David Ross Buchanan.

in Public Health

P ublished online February 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 14470 words.

Discussion of the ethics of public health today emerges from the confluence of two streams of writings. A small number of influential scholars in public health have written articles to...

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Ethics of Public Health

David Ross Buchanan.

in Public Health

P ublished online February 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 14470 words.

Discussion of the ethics of public health today emerges from the confluence of two streams of writings. A small number of influential scholars in public health have written articles to...

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Ethics in Public Health Practice

Robert E. McKeown and R. Max Learner.

in Ethics and Epidemiology

June 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 16330 words.

This chapter outlines a perspective that can serve as a foundation for addressing ethical concerns in public health practice. It argues that ethics in public health practice is shaped by...

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Distinctive Challenges of Public Health Ethics

Ruth R. Faden, Sirine Shebaya and Andrew W. Siegel.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics

P ublished online January 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Moral Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy. 4091 words.

Public health is (1) a collective good, (2) primarily focused on prevention, (3) often reliant on government action for its promotion, and (4) intrinsically outcome-oriented. These...

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Introduction: Why public health ethics?

Stephen Peckham and Alison Hann.

in Public health ethics and practice

November 2009; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 5428 words.

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about ethical issues in public health and policy making. This volume introduces the concept of public health ethics...

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Public Health Ethics. Problems and Suggestions

Volker H. Schmidt.

in Public Health Ethics

April 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Biology; Bioethics and Medical Ethics; Medical Ethics; Public Health. 6343 words.

The article concerns itself with normative aspects of public health in light of recent debates. It starts out by introducing a few terminological and conceptual distinctions that set the...

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Aging Populations and Public Health Ethics

Lois Shepherd.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics

P ublished online January 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Moral Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy. 4719 words.

This chapter examines three primary public health goals relating to elderly populations: promoting healthy aging (including aging in place), reducing health inequities, and extending life...

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Public health ethics and practice

Edited by Stephen Peckham and Alison Hann.

November 2009; p ublished online March 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 240 pages.

Ethical dilemmas are not new in the area of health care and policy making, but in recent years, their frequency and diversity have grown considerably. All health professionals now have to...

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Energy, Emissions, and Public Health Ethics

Cheryl C. Macpherson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics

P ublished online March 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Moral Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy. 6722 words.

Decades of evidence from a range of disciplines shows that industrial energy releases greenhouse gas emissions and contributes extensively to climate change. Energy delivers water, food,...

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Human Rights and Public Health Ethics

S. Matthew Liao.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics

P ublished online January 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Moral Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy. 4811 words.

This chapter relates human rights to public health ethics and policies by discussing the nature and moral justification of human rights generally, and the right to health in particular....

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Precaution, Prevention, and Public Health Ethics

Douglas L. Weed.

in The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy: A Forum for Bioethics and Philosophy of Medicine

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Medical Ethics; Bioethics; Public Policy. 0 words.

The precautionary principle brings a special challenge to the practice of evidence-based public health decision-making, suggesting changes in the interpretative methods of public health...

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Public Health Ethics and Liberalism

Lubomira Radoilska.

in Public Health Ethics

July 2009; p ublished online June 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Biology; Bioethics and Medical Ethics; Medical Ethics; Public Health. 7299 words.

This paper defends a distinctly liberal approach to public health ethics and replies to possible objections. In particular, I look at a set of recent proposals aiming to revise and expand...

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Measuring Health Inequity: A Public Health Ethics Inquiry

Yukiko Asada.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics

P ublished online February 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Moral Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy. 5262 words.

This chapter discusses ethical considerations that arise in three essential tasks for measuring health inequity in public health: defining health inequity, empirically operationalizing the...

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Health Systems Research Ethics: Public Health Perspectives

Bridget Pratt and Adnan A. Hyder.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics

P ublished online February 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Moral Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy. 6587 words.

This chapter focuses on the ethics of health systems research. It first explores the extent to which traditional bioethics principles—respect for persons, beneficence, and justice—are...

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Why ethics? What kind of ethics for public health?

Alan Cribb.

in Public health ethics and practice

November 2009; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 6166 words.

This chapter evaluates some of the philosophical, methodological, professional and policy challenges raised by the project of public health ethics. It argues that public health ethics is an...

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Ethics in public health: call for shared moral public health literacy

Els L.M. Maeckelberghe and Peter Schröder-Bäck.

in The European Journal of Public Health

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Economics of Health; Health, Illness, and Medicine. 2320 words.

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Public Health (PH) in Europe has become much more vocal about its moral understandings since 1992. The rising awareness that PH issues were...

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Ethics and the Practice of Public Health

Ruth Gaare Bernheim, Phillip Nieburg and Richard J. Bonnie.

in Law in Public Health Practice

March 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 12242 words.

This chapter illustrates how ethical analysis can be a helpful tool, along with legal analysis, to support and enrich public health decision making. It provides n overview of the...

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Ethics of Public Mental Health in Developing Societies

Buddhika Lalanie Fernando and Athula Sumathipala.

in The Oxford Handbook of Psychiatric Ethics

July 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Clinical Psychology. 9571 words.

Half of the world’s population lives in countries with one psychiatrist to serve 200,000 people and in low and middle income countries (LAMICs), even most people with severe mental...

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Ethics of Public Mental Health in Developing Societies

Buddhika Lalanie Fernando and Athula Sumathipala.

in The Oxford Handbook of Psychiatric Ethics, Volume 1

P ublished online February 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Clinical Psychology. 9742 words.

Half of the world’s population lives in countries with one psychiatrist to serve 200,000 people and in low and middle income countries (LAMICs), even most people with severe mental...

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