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Title Public health ethics : theory, policy, and practice / edited by Ronald Bayer [and others]

Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007


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Description xiv, 418 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents The public health perspective -- Autonomy and paternalism -- Justice and health -- Infectious disease: coercion and the protection of society -- Regulation and environmental and occupational health -- Genetics and public health
Summary "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. This volume brings together twenty-five articles by leading thinkers in the field, writing on topics that concern both classic and novel problems. They 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."--pub. desc
Notes Revised edition of: New ethics for the public's health / edited by Dan E. Beauchamp, Bonnie Steinbock. 1990
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available online (Table of contents)
committed to retain 20160630 20310630 EAST{This title retained by Wesleyan University Library on behalf of the Eastern Academic Scholars Trust (EAST) print archive} CtW
Subject Communicable diseases.
Public health -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Medical policy -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Health Policy.
Social Problems.
Communicable Disease Control.
Environmental Health.
Ethics, Medical.
Public Health -- ethics.
Genre/Form Collected Work.
LC no. 2006004331
ISBN 0195180844
Other Titles Public health ethics
OTHER TI New ethics for the public's health