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Public health ethics and practice$
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Stephen Peckham and Alison Hann

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847421029

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847421029.001.0001

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Conclusion: taking forward the debate

Conclusion: taking forward the debate

(p.211) THIRTEEN Conclusion: taking forward the debate
Public health ethics and practice

Stephen Peckham

Alison Hann

Policy Press

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

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