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<i>Health Promotion in the Good Society</i>

Alan Cribb

in Health and the Good Society

Published in print October 2005 | ISBN: 9780199242733
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603549 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199242739.003.0004

Series: Issues in Biomedical Ethics

 							Health Promotion in the Good Society

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This chapter introduces the concept of health-policy ethics by exploring the nature and ethics of health promotion. The main concern is to highlight the implications of the issues reviewed for the theory and practice of healthcare ethics when it shifts from a clinical to a more societal focus. It begins by identifying generalizations about health promotion broadly conceived and some of the distinctive features of health-promotion ethics. Some of the fundamental continuities between health promotion and more conventional healthcare are discussed.

Keywords: nature; ethics; health policy ethics; social ethics; clinical focus; societal focus

Chapter.  9175 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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