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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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Luck Egalitarianism, Social Determinants and Public Health Initiatives

Andreas Albertsen.

in Public Health Ethics

April 2015; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Biology; Bioethics and Medical Ethics; Medical Ethics; Public Health. 4907 words.

People’s health is hugely affected by where they live, their occupational status and their socio-economic position. It has been widely argued that the presence of such social determinants...

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Smoking and Social Justice

Kristin Voigt.

in Public Health Ethics

July 2010; p ublished online April 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Biology; Bioethics and Medical Ethics; Medical Ethics; Public Health. 10158 words.

Smoking is disproportionately common among the disadvantaged, both within many countries and globally; the burden associated with smoking is, therefore, borne to a great extent by the...

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Is Moderate Essentialism Truly Moderate?

Akira Inoue.

in Public Health Ethics

April 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Biology; Bioethics and Medical Ethics; Medical Ethics; Public Health. 4376 words.

In this article, I argue that Powers and Faden’s non-ideal, comprehensive theory of justice cannot keep in line with the proposed moderateness of their essentialist approach. My argument is...

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Toward a Public Health Approach to Infertility: The Ethical Dimensions of Infertility Prevention

Marie-Eve Lemoine and Vardit Ravitsky.

in Public Health Ethics

November 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Biology; Medical Ethics; Bioethics and Medical Ethics; Public Health; Philosophy of Science. 8839 words.

While many experts and organizations have recognized infertility as a public health issue, most governments have not yet adopted a public health approach to infertility. This article argues...

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Fresh Starts for Poor Health Choices: Should We Provide Them and Who Should Pay?

Andreas Albertsen.

in Public Health Ethics

April 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Biology; Bioethics and Medical Ethics; Medical Ethics; Public Health. 6437 words.

Should we grant a fresh start to those who come to regret their past lifestyle choices? A negative response to this question can be located in the luck egalitarian literature. As a...

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Community-Based Planning and the New Public Health

John W Murphy and Berkeley Franz.

in Public Health Ethics

November 2017; p ublished online November 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Biology; Bioethics and Medical Ethics; Medical Ethics; Public Health. 5709 words.

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Social planners have begun to recognize that communities are an important resource for solving many problems. Understanding local norms and values is...

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