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The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics

Edited by Anna C. Mastroianni, Jeffrey P. Kahn and Nancy E. Kass

Published in print September 2019 | ISBN: 9780190245191
Published online January 2019 | e-ISBN: 9780190245207 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190245191.001.0001

Series: Oxford Handbooks

The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics

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Public health is fundamentally concerned with promoting the health of populations through the prevention of disease and injury. It is, at its core, a moral endeavor, because the end it seeks is the advancement of human well-being. Vexing ethics issues are inherent in all aspects of public health practice and policy. They exist in top-of-the-news stories like infectious disease outbreaks and vaccine hesitancy, health disparities, and in more routine assessments of population health needs, data collection, program evaluation, and policy development. They may be distinctive or shared across...

Keywords: public health ethics; noncommunicable diseases; communicable diseases; population health; health disparities; reproductive health; injury prevention; data collection; environmental health; public health policy

Book.  992 pages. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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Distinctive Challenges of Public Health Ethics in The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics

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Justice and Public Health in The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics

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Human Rights and Public Health Ethics in The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics

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The US Public Health System and Ethics in The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics

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An Overview of the Ethics of Health Systems in The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics

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