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Introduction: Why public health ethics?

Stephen Peckham and Alison Hann

in Public health ethics and practice

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9781847421029
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303114 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847421029.003.0001
Introduction: Why public health ethics?

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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 and addresses a range of key ethical issues in public health practice and policy. It also attempts to bring theory and practice together and raise key questions for future debate and discussion and describes what kinds of ethical approaches public health practitioners can adopt in support of developing and implementing public health programmes.

Keywords: ethical issues; public health; policy making; practice and policy; ethical approaches; health programmes

Chapter.  5428 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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