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Public Health Ethics: Cases Spanning the Globe

Publication year: 2016

ISBN: 978-3-319-23847-0

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This book highlights the ethical issues and dilemmas that arise in the practice of public health. It is also a tool to support instruction, debate, and dialogue regarding public health ethics. Although the practice of public health has always included consideration of ethical issues, the field of public health ethics as a discipline is a relatively new and emerging area. There are few practical training resources for public health practitioners, especially resources which include discussion of realistic cases which are likely to arise in the practice of public health. This work discusses these issues on a case to case basis and helps create awareness and understanding of the ethics of public health care.

Subject: Medicine, Public Health, Ethics, anthrax vaccine for children, black-white infant mortality, corporate sponsorship in public health, critical care triage during a pandemic, disease prevention and control, ethical issues in resource allocation, mandatory vaccination, non-adherence to treatment, priority setting in healthcare, public health ethics, torage and ownership of newborn bloodspots