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New Ethics for the Public’s Health

Most books about ethics and health focus on issues arising from individual patients and their relationships with doctors and other health professionals. More and more, however, ethical issues are challenges that face entire communities, not just individual patients. This book is an edited collection of readings that addresses these public health challenges. Many of the issues considered, such as policy for alcohol and other drugs, newly emergent epidemics, and violence prevention, are public health concerns beyond the purview of traditional bioethics. Others, such as access to health care, managed care, reproductive technologies, and genetic testing, are covered in bioethics texts, but here they are approached from the distinct viewpoint of public health. The book makes explicit the community perspective of public health, as well as the field’s emphasis on prevention. It examines the conceptual issues raised by the public health perspective (i.e., what is meant by community, the common good, and individual autonomy) as well as the policies that can be developed when health problems are approached in population-based, preventive terms.

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

EAN: 9780195124392

Condition: New

Manufacturer: Oxford University Press

Number of items: 1

Number of pages: 382

Product group: Book

Studio: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 1999-09-15

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Pages: 382

ISBN: 0195124391

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Dan Steinbock
Dan Steinbock (born 1954) is a global economic and policy analyst. He is an internationally recognized expert of the multipolar world and the founder of Difference Group, which “guides clients in the new risk environment" focusing on international business, international relations, investment and risk, and markets across advanced, emerging and developing economies.”