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Public health ethics and practice

Stephen Peckham and Alison Hann


Ethical dilemmas are not new in the area of health care and policy making, but in recent years, their frequency and diversity have grown considerably. All health professionals now have to consider the ethical implications of an increasing array of treatments, interventions and health-promotion activities on an almost daily basis. This goes hand in hand with increasing medical knowledge, and the growth of new and innovative medical technologies and pharmaceuticals. In addition, the same technology and knowledge is increasing professional and public awareness of new potential public health threa ... More

Keywords: ethical dilemmas, health care, policy making, health professionals, treatments, interventions, health-promotion activities, medical knowledge, medical technologies, pharmaceuticals

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781847421029
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847421029.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Peckham, editor

Alison Hann, editor

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ONE Introduction: Why public health ethics?

Stephen Peckham, and Alison Hann

Part One Public health: contexts

Part two Ethics and public health practice

Part three Public health ethics: developing a basis for practice

THIRTEEN Conclusion: taking forward the debate

Stephen Peckham, and Alison Hann

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