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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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Public health ethics: what it is and how to do it

Public health ethics: what it is and how to do it

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Public health ethics and practice

Stephen Holland

Policy Press

This chapter provides a useful framework for thinking about public health ethical problems. It defines public health ethics as primarily concerned about the relationship between government, the individual and the community and how benefit and harm are distributed between individuals and the community. It suggests that public health ethics is part of medical ethics and bioethics and criticises the rights-based approach.

Keywords:   public health ethics, government, individual, community, medical ethics, bioethics, rights-based approach

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