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Healthy RespectEthics in Health Care$
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R. S. Downie, K. C. Calman, Ruth A. K. Schröck, and Malcolm Macnaughton

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780192624086

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192624086.001.0001

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Public Health

Public Health

THE MORAL ISSUES

Chapter:
(p.207) Chapter 15 PUBLIC HEALTH
Source:
Healthy Respect
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R. S. Downie

K. C. Calman

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192624086.003.0016

There is an ethically important distinction between improving the health of the individual and that of the community. Particular issues arise, such as: vaccination, prevention, screening, and inequalities in health care. It is difficult to avoid a political dimension to public health issues and the question therefore arises as to the extent of legitimate medical intervention in political issues.

Keywords:   community, vaccination, screening, prevention, inequalities

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