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Health and the Good Society: Setting Healthcare Ethics in Social Context

Alan Cribb

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199242733
eISBN:
9780191603549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242739.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The goals of healthcare and health policy, and the health-related dilemmas facing policy makers, professionals, and citizens are analysed and debated in a range of disciplines, including public ... More


Child Public Health

Dr Mitch Blair, Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown, Dr Tony Waterston, and Dr Rachel Crowther

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199547500
eISBN:
9780191720123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547500.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Despite children making up around a quarter of the population, the first edition of this book was the first to focus on a public health approach to the health and sickness of children and young ... More


Public Attitudes and Changes in Health Care Systems: A Confrontation and a Puzzle

Achille Ardigó

in The Scope of Government

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294740
eISBN:
9780191598838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294743.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Considers what citizens perceive to be the responsibilities of their governments and the way they assess the activities of government concerning the management of the welfare state, with particular ... More


The public health genomics enterprise

Philippa Brice and Ron Zimmern

in Human Genome Epidemiology, 2nd Edition: Building the evidence for using genetic information to improve health and prevent disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398441
eISBN:
9780199776023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398441.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter considers the origins and emergence of public health genomics as a subdiscipline of public health, moving on to a consideration of current practice with some specific examples. It then ... More


Evidence-Based Global Public Health: Subjects, Profits, Erasures

Vincanne Adams

in When People Come First: Critical Studies in Global Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157382
eISBN:
9781400846801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157382.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the impact of “evidence-based medicine” (EBM) on global public health. An epistemic transformation in the field of global health is underway, and it argues that the impact of ... More


 Lives at Risk

Kristin Shrader‐Frechette

in Taking Action, Saving Lives: Our Duties to Protect Environmental and Public Health

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195325461
eISBN:
9780199869275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325461.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins with a discussion of the three important ethical points about science, whistleblowing, and democracy, following the tragic deaths of several children in northern Indiana from rare ... More


The Ascetic Subject of Compliance: The Turn to Chronic Diseases in Global Health

Ian Whitmarsh

in When People Come First: Critical Studies in Global Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157382
eISBN:
9781400846801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157382.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Compliance has become a principal public health issue of the twenty-first century, and compliance posits a figure with a responsibility to continually work to discipline the self into a biomedical ... More


Key concepts and definitions

Mitch Blair, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Tony Waterston, and Rachel Crowther

in Child Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199547500
eISBN:
9780191720123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547500.003.005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter presents a number of concepts from the fields of public health and child health that are useful in the exploration of child public health. The chapter is divided into four broad themes: ... More


Child public health in practice – case scenarios

Mitch Blair, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Tony Waterston, and Rachel Crowther

in Child Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199547500
eISBN:
9780191720123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547500.003.008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter presents an overview of the community diagnosis process in practice through ten child public health scenarios, each of which considers a different issue. The aim is to illustrate a range ... More


The public health system in England

David J. Hunter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424631
eISBN:
9781447303978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424631.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Health systems everywhere are experiencing rapid change in response to new threats to health, including from lifestyle diseases, risks of pandemic flu, and the global effects of climate change, but ... More


Viral Fitness: The Next SARS and West Nile in the Making

Jaap Goudsmit

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195130348
eISBN:
9780199790166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130348.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

Rarely have humans been as threatened by viruses as they are today. It almost seems as if a virus invasion is taking place. Viruses have lately been coming out of nowhere and appearing in the ... More


Work, Worklessness, and the Political Economy of Health

Clare Bambra

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588299
eISBN:
9780191731372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588299.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

We are told that ‘work is good for us’ and that ill-health is caused by ‘individual lifestyles’. Drawing on research from public health, social policy, epidemiology, geography, and political science, ... More


Child public health—lessons from the past

Mitch Blair, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Tony Waterston, and Rachel Crowther

in Child Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199547500
eISBN:
9780191720123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547500.003.004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter provides an historical review of child public health. It explains how the cause of child health has fared through the centuries, highlighting key milestones and identifying lessons for ... More


Ethics in Public Health Surveillance

Charles M. Heilig and Patricia Sweeney

in Principles & Practice of Public Health Surveillance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195372922
eISBN:
9780199866090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372922.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter reflects on the ethical norms for public health surveillance. It presents pragmatic guidelines for ethical considerations in public health surveillance. The overall moral foundation set ... More


Evidence for Population Health

Richard Heller

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198529743
eISBN:
9780191723919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529743.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book aims to show the value of developing and applying an evidence base to public health. The application of evidence to clinical practice is well established, and the field of evidence-based ... More


Techniques and resources for child public health practice

Mitch Blair, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Tony Waterston, and Rachel Crowther

in Child Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199547500
eISBN:
9780191720123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547500.003.007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter addresses techniques and resources for assessing health needs — comparing the clinical and public health process of making a ‘diagnosis’ — and describes the sources of information ... More


The Welfare State: The Security Dimension

Per Arnt Pettersen

in The Scope of Government

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294740
eISBN:
9780191598838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294743.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The basic question for analysis in this chapter is whether people prefer that security benefits such as state pension schemes, public health services, and unemployment benefits should expand, ... More


Building an ‘A 1 Nation’: Health and Life Reform in the 1920s

Ina Zweiniger‐Bargielowska

in Managing the Body: Beauty, Health, and Fitness in Britain 1880-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199280520
eISBN:
9780191594878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280520.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The dysgenic disaster of the First World War compounded anxieties about physical deterioration. Sir George Newman, Chief Medical Officer at the new Ministry of Health, advocated health education as ... More


Legal Remedies: Therapeutic Markets and the Judicialization of the Right to Health

João Biehl and Adriana Petryna

in When People Come First: Critical Studies in Global Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157382
eISBN:
9781400846801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157382.003.0016
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In 1996, Brazil became the first developing country to adopt an official policy granting free access to antiretroviral drugs through its broad-reaching but ailing public health care system (SUS). In ... More


Towards a Socially Reflexive Healthcare Ethics

Alan Cribb

in Health and the Good Society: Setting Healthcare Ethics in Social Context

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199242733
eISBN:
9780191603549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242739.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter seeks to pull together the arguments and implications of the book. In particular, it wants to ask how we — individually and collectively — ought to understand and debate the major ... More


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