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Public health ethics and practice$
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Stephen Peckham and Alison Hann

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847421029

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847421029.001.0001

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Introduction: Why public health ethics?

Introduction: Why public health ethics?

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(p.1) ONE Introduction: Why public health ethics?
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Public health ethics and practice
Author(s):

Stephen Peckham

Alison Hann

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847421029.003.0001

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about ethical issues in public health and policy making. This volume introduces the concept of public health ethics and addresses a range of key ethical issues in public health practice and policy. It also attempts to bring theory and practice together and raise key questions for future debate and discussion and describes what kinds of ethical approaches public health practitioners can adopt in support of developing and implementing public health programmes.

Keywords:   ethical issues, public health, policy making, practice and policy, ethical approaches, health programmes

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