Conclusion: taking forward the debate

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:
Conclusion: taking forward the debate

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This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the ethical issues in public health and policy making. It draws together the various arguments in the book and reflects on what further work needs to be done to develop public health ethics. It sets the discussion of ethics within the broader discussion of public health problems and solutions, showing how the roles of government and practitioners need to draw more clearly on ethical analysis to provide clearer guidance for public health practice. It includes by acknowledging the importance of ethical decision making for public health ethics.

Keywords: ethical issues; public health; government; practitioners; ethical analysis; ethical decision

Chapter.  3236 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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