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Essentials of Public Health Ethics

Essentials of Public Health Ethics Author Ruth Gaare Bernheim
ISBN-10 9781284053722
Release 2013-11-01
Pages 300
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As threats of infectious disease grow and the nation confronts chronic health problems such as diabetes and obesity, health professionals, citizens, and community stakeholders must address increasingly complex ethical conflicts about public health policies and practices. Essentials of Public Health Ethics introduces students to the field of public health ethics, by focusing on cases. Topics span the discipline of public health and integrate materials, concepts, and frameworks from numerous fields in public health, such as health promotion, environmental health and health policy. By delving into both historical and contemporary cases, including international cases, the authors investigate the evolution and impact of various understandings of the concept of the public over time, i.e., the public not only as a numerical population that can be defined and measured, but also as a political group with legally defined obligations and relationships, as well as diverse cultural and moral understandings. While the text examines a range of philosophical theories and contemporary perspectives, it is written in a way that presupposes no previous exposure to the philosophical concepts but at the same time provides challenging cases for students who do have more advanced knowledge. Thus the book should be useful in Schools and Programs in Public Health as well as for undergraduate public health courses in liberal arts institutions and for health sciences students at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels."



Essentials of Public Health Ethics

Essentials of Public Health Ethics Author Ruth Gaare Bernheim
ISBN-10 0763780464
Release 2013-12-04
Pages 264
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As Threats Of Infectious Disease Grow And The Nation Confronts Chronic Health Problems Such As Diabetes And Obesity, Health Professionals, Citizens, And Community Stakeholders Must Address Increasingly Complex Ethical Conflicts About Public Health Policies And Practices. Essentials Of Public Health Ethics Introduces Students To The Field Of Public Health Ethics, By Focusing On Cases. Topics Span The Discipline Of Public Health And Integrate Materials, Concepts, And Frameworks From Numerous Fields In Public Health, Such As Health Promotion, Environmental Health And Health Policy. By Delving Into Both Historical And Contemporary Cases, Including International Cases, The Authors Investigate The Evolution And Impact Of Various Understandings Of The Concept Of “The Public” Over Time, I.E., The Public Not Only As A Numerical Population That Can Be Defined And Measured, But Also As A Political Group With Legally Defined Obligations And Relationships, As Well As Diverse Cultural And Moral Understandings. While The Text Examines A Range Of Philosophical Theories And Contemporary Perspectives, It Is Written In A Way That Presupposes No Previous Exposure To The Philosophical Concepts But At The Same Time Provides Challenging Cases For Students Who Do Have More Advanced Knowledge. Thus The Book Should Be Useful In Schools And Programs In Public Health As Well As For Undergraduate Public Health Courses In Liberal Arts Institutions And For Health Sciences Students At The Advanced Undergraduate And Graduate Levels.



Public Health Ethics and Practice

Public Health Ethics and Practice Author Stephen Peckham
ISBN-10 9781847421029
Release 2010
Pages 224
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This book examines the principles and values that support an ethical approach to public health practice and provides examples of complex areas which those practising, analysing and planning the health of populations have to navigate.



Public Health Ethics

Public Health Ethics Author Ronald Bayer
ISBN-10 0195180844
Release 2007
Pages 418
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Since public health seeks to protect the health of populations, it inevitably confronts a range of ethical challenges having to do primarily with the friction between individual freedoms and what might be perceived as governmental paternalism. This volume brings together twenty-five articles by leading thinkers in the field, writing on topics that concern both classic and novel problems. They open up new terrain in each area, including tobacco and drug control, infectious disease, environmental and occupational health, the effect of new genetics on the publics health, and the impact of social inequalities on patterns of morbidity and mortality. The volume editors offer a context for discussion with introductory essays for each of the books five sections. Since public health seeks to protect the health of populations, it inevitably confronts a range of ethical challenges having to do primarily with the friction between individual freedoms and what might be perceived as governmental paternalism. This volume brings together twenty-five articles by leading thinkers in the field, writing on topics that concern both classic and novel problems. They open up new terrain in each area, including tobacco and drug control, infectious disease, environmental and occupational health, the effect of new genetics on the publics health, and the impact of social inequalities on patterns of morbidity and mortality. The volume editors offer a context for discussion with introductory essays for each of the books five sections.



Public Health Ethics Cases Spanning the Globe

Public Health Ethics  Cases Spanning the Globe Author Drue H. Barrett
ISBN-10 9783319238470
Release 2016-04-12
Pages 329
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This Open Access 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. The main audience for the casebook is public health practitioners, including front-line workers, field epidemiology trainers and trainees, managers, planners, and decision makers who have an interest in learning about how to integrate ethical analysis into their day to day public health practice. The casebook is also useful to schools of public health and public health students as well as to academic ethicists who can use the book to teach public health ethics and distinguish it from clinical and research ethics.



Public Health Ethics

Public Health Ethics Author Stephen Holland
ISBN-10 9780745688121
Release 2015-01-20
Pages 288
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How far should we go in protecting and promoting public health? Can we force people to give up unhealthy habits and make healthier choices? Should we stop treating smokers who refuse to give up smoking, for example, or put a tax on fatty foods and ban vending machines in schools to address the ‘obesity epidemic’? Or can we nudge people towards healthy options without compromising their freedom to choose? Such questions are at the heart of public health ethics. In this second edition of his well respected textbook, Stephen Holland shows that to understand and debate these issues requires philosophy: moral philosophies, including utilitarianism and deontology, as well as political philosophies such as liberalism and communitarianism. And philosophy informs other aspects of public health, such as epidemiology, health promotion, and screening. The new edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect recent developments in the field. There is a new chapter on the ethics of 'harm reduction', looking at policies which aim to reduce the harmful effects of unhealthy behaviour, such as using illicit drugs, as opposed to trying to get people to abstain. Additional material has been added on the recent interest in 'nudging' people towards more healthy choices in a new theoretical section on libertarian paternalism, as well as more on debates on the ethics of other current public health policies, such as using financial incentives to get people to take more responsibility for their own health. Public Health Ethics provides a lively, accessible and philosophically informed introduction to such issues. As well as being an ideal textbook for students taking courses in public health ethics, Holland’s systematic discussion of the ethics of public health will engage and inform the more advanced reader too.



Public Health Ethics

Public Health Ethics Author Angus Dawson
ISBN-10 9781139643863
Release 2011-06-16
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Public health ethics is a discipline concerned with the health of the public or a population as a whole, rather than focusing on the individual. This book introduces a number of this new field's central concepts and explores the key and controversial issues arising. Topics covered include the nature of public health ethics, the concepts of disease and prevention, risk and precaution, health inequalities and justice, screening, vaccination and disease control, smoking and issues relating to the environment and public health. With insightful contributions from leading experts, Public Health Ethics presents thought-provoking reviews of these topics, at the same time as encouraging and identifying areas for future discussion in this emerging discipline. This is a valuable addition to the library of anyone working in the fields of public health, health policy, ethics, philosophy and social science.



Public Health Ethics and Equity

Public Health  Ethics  and Equity Author Sudhir Anand
ISBN-10 9780199276363
Release 2004
Pages 316
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If health is a prerequisite to a person functioning as an agent, inequalities in health constitute inequalities in people's capability to function -- a denial of equality of opportunity. So why should a concern with health equity be singled out from the pursuit of social justice more generally? Can existing theories of justice provide an adequate account of health equity? And what ethical problems arise in evaluating health inequalities? These are some of the important questions that this book addresses in building an interdisciplinary understanding of health equity. (Midwest).



Public Health Law and Ethics

Public Health Law and Ethics Author Lawrence O. Gostin
ISBN-10 9780520946057
Release 2010-06-02
Pages 600
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Now revised and expanded to cover today’s most pressing health threats, Public Health Law and Ethics probes the legal and ethical issues at the heart of public health through an incisive selection of government reports, scholarly articles, and relevant court cases. Companion to the internationally acclaimed text Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint, this reader can also be used as a stand-alone resource for students, practitioners, scholars,and teachers. It encompasses global issues that have changed the shape of public health in recent years including anthrax, SARS, pandemic flu, biosecurity, emergency preparedness, and the transition from infectious to chronic diseases caused by lifestyle changes in eating and physical activity. In addition to covering these new arenas, it includes discussion of classic legal and ethical tensions inherent to public health practice, such as how best to balance the police power of the state with individual autonomy.



Ethical Dimensions of Health Policy

Ethical Dimensions of Health Policy Author Larry R. Churchill
ISBN-10 0195300831
Release 2005-10-15
Pages 395
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This book takes the conversation between bioethics and health policy to a new level. Moving beyond principles and normative frameworks, bioethicists writing in the volume consider the actual policy problems faced by health care systems, while policy-makers reflect on the moral values inherent in both the process and content of health policy. The result is a vigorous dialogue with some of the nation's leading experts at the interface of ethics and health policy. the book provides a history of the values implicit in U.S. health policy, a discussion of the federal and state roles in policy making, an ethical examination of the social goals expressed through various policies, an analysis of the role of public opinion in the creation of health policy, and an exploration of the value of the private sector in health policy. In addition, the authors examine some of the major ethical controversies in health policy, such as the challenge of balancing ethical concerns with economic realities, the need to allocate scarce health resources, the call for heightened accountability, and the impact of various policies on vulnerable populations. The book concludes with an examination of the ethical issues in health services research, including the threats to privacy that arise in such research. To a greater extent than any previous volume, it establishes a strong connection between the disciplines of medical ethics and health policy.



Case Studies in Public Health Ethics

Case Studies in Public Health Ethics Author Steven Scott Coughlin
ISBN-10 0875532322
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 180
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This new book of edited public health case studies illustrates the ethical concerns & problems in public health research & practice. Although challenges arising in public health ethics & epidemiology figure prominently, the focus of this book is much broader & encompasses many other areas of public health research & practice. The sixteen chapters discuss privacy & confidentiality protection, informed consent in public health research, ethics of randomized trials, the institutional review board system, scientific misconduct, conflicting interest, & much more. Emerging issues such as HIV/AIDS prevention & treatment, health care reform, cross-cultural research, & others are also addressed. An instructor's guide is provided at the end of the publication. This book is suitable for public health-related classroom discussions & professional public health workshops. $37.00 Non-Members; $26.00 APHA Members.



Essentials of Public Health

Essentials of Public Health Author Clinical Professor and Director Division of Community Health Sciences School of Public Health University of Illinois Chicago Illinois Bernard J Turnock, M.D.
ISBN-10 9781284069365
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 300
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As one of the foundational texts in the Essential Public Health series, Essentials of Public Health is an excellent introduction to the field of public health. Written for senior-level undergraduates or graduate students in public health, health science, nursing, and other health professions, Essentials of Public Health gives special focus to public health careers and the workings of public health agencies. Combining the best elements of Dr. Turnock's other books: Public Health: What It Is and How It Works and Public Health: Career Choices That Make a Difference, Essentials of Public Health, Third Edition, uses clear, reader-friendly language and helpful learning tools such as chapter exercises and discussion questions, making it an ideal text to prepare your students for the profession of public health. New to the Third Edition: Comprehensive new coverage of topics such as: the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, strategic planning, accreditation of public health organizations and credentialing of public health workers Extensive information on state and local public health practice derived from national surveys conducted since 2012 Two separate chapters on Community Public Health Practice and Emergency Preparedness (formerly covered in one single chapter) New conceptual frameworks for the public health system, overall health system, and public health workforce An examination of an additional 16 different public health occupations a total of 39 covered in all More than 60 new or revised charts and tables and a series of outside-the-book thinking exercises appears in each chapter. This book: Defines and describes the public health system Provides concepts and tools for measuring health in populations Characterizes the relationship of the public health system with medical care and other elements of the overall health system Identifies government s unique contributions through federal, state, and local public health agencies Offers basic information on the size and composition of the public health workforce Addresses careers and jobs in public health administration, epidemiology, public health nursing, health education, and more."



Essentials of Management and Leadership in Public Health

Essentials of Management and Leadership in Public Health Author Robert E Burke
ISBN-10 9780763742911
Release 2011-01-28
Pages 174
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Managing a modern public health system requires skills drawn from diverse fields including business, education, and government. Essentials of Management and Leadership in Public Health offers public health students broad exposure to the interdisciplinary skills and knowledge needed to effectively manage and lead public health organizations today. This book covers the full spectrum of essential competencies required to manage public health organizations, from communication and cultural proficieny to leadership, relationship building, ethics, and program planning.



Essentials of Public Health Biology

Essentials of Public Health Biology Author Constance U. Battle
ISBN-10 9780763744649
Release 2009-10-06
Pages 613
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Important Notice: the digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.



Emergency Ethics

Emergency Ethics Author Bruce Jennings
ISBN-10 9780190270742
Release 2016-03-22
Pages 320
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Emergency Ethics brings together leading scholars in the fields of public health ethics and bioethics to discuss disaster or emergency ethics and ethical aspects of preparedness and response with specific application to public health policy and practice. The book fills a gap in the existing public health ethics literature by providing a comprehensive ethical conception of emergency preparedness as a distinctive form of civic "practice" brought about by the interrelationships and coordination of many groups, disciplines, and interests and drawing on numerous bodies of knowledge and expertise. It addresses particular aspects of preparedness and response plans, particular decisions that planners and communities have to make, decisions that require balancing many diverse and sometimes conflicting values and identifying and applying a framework of basic ethical principles for preparedness planning, emergency response, and post-disaster recovery. It also explores the relationship between emergency preparedness to other facets of public health practice. The book begins with a broad and synthetic overview of emergency ethics that addresses the central components and ethically significant issues arising in public health preparedness planning, disaster response, and recovery. Following that overview are five chapters that in a philosophically innovative and detailed way delve deeply into important and problematic issues in emergency planning and response, including the allocation of scarce resources, conducting ethical research in the context of public health emergencies, the obligations of public health professionals, communication and engagement with the public, and special moral obligations surrounding vulnerable populations.



New Ethics for the Public s Health

New Ethics for the Public s Health Author Dan E. Beauchamp
ISBN-10 0199759707
Release 1999-07-29
Pages 400
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Most books about ethics and health focus on issues arising from individual patients and their relationships with doctors and other health professionals. More and more, however, ethical issues are challenges that face entire communities, not just individual patients. This book is an edited collection of readings that addresses these public health challenges. Many of the issues considered, such as policy for alcohol and other drugs, newly emergent epidemics, and violence prevention, are public health concerns beyond the purview of traditional bioethics. Others, such as access to health care, managed care, reproductive technologies, and genetic testing, are covered in bioethics texts, but here they are approached from the distinct viewpoint of public health. The book makes explicit the community perspective of public health, as well as the field's emphasis on prevention. It examines the conceptual issues raised by the public health perspective (i.e., what is meant by community, the common good, and individual autonomy) as well as the policies that can be developed when health problems are approached in population-based, preventive terms.



Public Health Policy and Ethics

Public Health Policy and Ethics Author Michael Boylan
ISBN-10 9781402022074
Release 2006-05-17
Pages 246
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Public Health Policy and Ethics brings together philosophers and practitioners to address the foundations and principles upon which public health policy may be advanced. What is the basis that justifies public health in the first place? Why should individuals be disadvantaged for the sake of the group? How do policy concerns and clinical practice work together and work against each other? Can the boundaries of public health be extended to include social ills that are amenable to group-dynamic solutions? These are some of the crucial questions that form the core of this volume of original essays sure to cause practitioners to engage in a critical re-evaluation of the role of ethics in public health policy. This volume is unique because of its philosophical approach. It develops a theoretical basis for public health and then examines cutting-edge issues of practice that include social and political issues of public health. In this way the book extends the usual purview of public health. Public Health Policy and Ethics is of interest to those working in public health policy, ethics and social philosophy. It may be used as a textbook for courses on public health policy and ethics, medical ethics, social philosophy and applied or public philosophy.