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Why ethics? What kind of ethics for public health?

Alan Cribb

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/9781847421029.003.0002
Why ethics? What kind of ethics for public health?

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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 integral part of public health practice and policy and stresses the need to embed public health ethics within an interdisciplinary and societal context. It highlights the unique nature of public health ethics and places the discussion and application of ethics within a discussion that draws on philosophical principles.

Keywords: public health ethics; public health practice; health policy; societal context; philosophical principles

Chapter.  6166 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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