Public Health Ethics: Theory, Policy, and Practice

Publication Year: 2006

Edition: 1st

Authors/Editor: Bayer, Ronald; Gostin, Lawrence O.; Jennings, Bruce; Steinbock, Bonnie

Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)

ISBN: 978-0-19-518085-5

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 78

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This volume brings together twenty-five articles by leading thinkers in the field, writing on topics that concern both classic and novel problems.

Since public health seeks to protect the health of populations, it inevitably confronts a range of ethical challenges having to do primarily with the friction between individual freedoms and what might be perceived as governmental paternalism.

The authors open up new terrain in each area, including tobacco and drug control, infectious disease, environmental and occupational health, the effect of new genetics on the publics health, and the impact of social inequalities on patterns of morbidity and mortality. The volume editors offer a context for discussion with introductory essays for each of the books five sections.

Details

Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Bayer, Ronald; Gostin, Lawrence O.; Jennings, Bruce; Steinbock, Bonnie
ISBN: 978-0-19-518085-5
Specialty:
Health Policy
Language: English
Edition: 1st
Illustrations: 6
Year: 2006
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 78

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