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

Alan Cribb


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 health, sociology, and applied philosophy. The book's core argument is that clinical ethics needs to be understood in the context of public health ethics. This entails healthcare ethics embracing ‘the social dimension’ of health in two overlapping senses: first, the various respects in which health experiences and outcomes are socially determined; and second, the ways in which health-related goods are b ... More

Keywords: healthcare, health policy, public health, clinical ethics, healthcare goods

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199242733
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199242739.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Cribb, author
Centre for Public Policy Research, King's College London
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