New Ethics for the Publics Health

Paperback | July 15, 1999

EditorDan E. Beauchamp, Bonnie Steinbock

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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 editedcollection 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 healthcare, 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. Itexamines 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.

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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 editedcollection of readings that addresses these publ...

Dan E. Beauchamp is at University of Arizona. Bonnie Steinbock is at SUNY, Albany.
Format:PaperbackPublished:July 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195124391

ISBN - 13:9780195124392

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Table of Contents

PART I: THE SCOPE OF PUBLIC HEALTH AS ETHICSIntroduction1. Geoffrey Rose, Vincente Navarro, Nancy Krieger and Sally Zierler: The Population PerspectivePART II: PUBLIC HEALTH AS COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVE2. Dan Beauchamp, Michael Walzer and Jonathan Mann: Community3. Dan Beauchamp, J.H. Renwick and Gerald Dworkin: Prevention and Its LimitsPART III: MODERN CHALLENGES TO THE PUBLICS HEALTH4. James F.Mosher, David H. Jernigan, Bonnie Steinbock, and L.H. Glantz: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs5. William Haddon, Jr., James A. Mercy, Mark L. Rosenberg, Kenneth E. Powell, Claire V. Broome, and William L. Roper and Mark Moore: Injury and Violence6. Chandler Burr, Ronald Bayer, Laurence Dupuis, Joshua Lederberg, and Paul R. Epstein: AIDS and Other Newly Emergent Diseases7. Amy Gutmann, Larry Church ill, Bradford Gray, Phyllis Freeman and Anthony Robbins: Justice and Health CarePART IV: NEW TECHNOLOGY AND THE PUBLICS HEALTH8. Philip Reilly, Elizabeth Heitman, and Joel E. Cohen: Reproductive Issues9. Norman Fost, Abby Lippman and Julie Gage Palmer: Genetic Screening, Testing, and Therapy

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"This is an integrated collection of essays and previously published papers that explores the connecting links between advancing public health sciences, changing values, and new ethical concepts that became prominent towards the end of the 20th Century. This is a useful anthology of aspects ofthe interfaces among ethics, politics, public health sciences and public health practice." -- John Last, International Journal of Epidemiology