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Public Health Ethics and Practice

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Description for Public Health Ethics and Practice Paperback. Health professionals and policy makers have to consider the implications of managing the risks, like restricting individual liberty through enforced quarantine (in case of SARS and swine flu). This book opens out a discussion of public health ethics. It examines the principles and values that support an ethical approach to public health practice. Editor(s): Peckham, Stephen; Hann, Alison. Num Pages: 240 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: MBDC; MBNH; MBP. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 234 x 156 x 13. Weight in Grams: 368.
Ethical dilemmas are not new in the area of health care and policy making, but in recent years, their frequency and diversity have grown considerably. All health professionals now have to consider the ethical implications of an increasing array of treatments, interventions and health promotion activities on an almost daily basis. This goes hand in hand with increasing medical knowledge, and the growth of new and innovative medical technologies and pharmaceuticals. In addition, the same technology and knowledge is increasing professional and public awareness of new potential public health threats (e.g. pandemic influenza).  At the level of public policy, concerns over ... Read more

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About Stephen Peckham
Stephen Peckham is a Reader in Health Policy at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and was previously at Oxford Brookes University. He has been involved in health and social policy research and teaching since 1991 and previously worked in the voluntary and local government sectors. He has written widely on public health and primary care and is ... Read more

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"The papers in this collection illustrate the diversity of ethical issues associated with public health initiatives. The book should stimulate thinking about the development and application of ethical considerations in public health policy and practice." Vikki Entwistle, Professor of Values in Health Care, University of Dundee 'This is a book that should be widely read and which should both ... Read more

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