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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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Relevance of primary care bioethics committees in public health ethical practice in the community: an experience in an area of extreme poverty in Santiago, Chile

Relevance of primary care bioethics committees in public health ethical practice in the community: an experience in an area of extreme poverty in Santiago, Chile

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Public health ethics and practice
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Marla Solari

Tatiana Escobar-koch

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847421029.003.0006

This chapter examines the importance of primary care bioethics in public health ethical practice in the community setting, focusing on case studies in Santiago, Chile. The example of the local community ethics committee within primary healthcare in Santiago provides a very different model of practice from that in Great Britain and other western countries with a longer tradition of public health interventions and health promotion. Most of the bioethical problems which the primary care health teams have to deal with are associated with community life and social conditions.

Keywords:   primary care, bioethics, public health, ethical practice, community setting, Santiago, Chile, health promotion, Great Britain, community life

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