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The Future of BioethicsInternational Dialogues$
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Akira Akabayashi

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199682676

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.001.0001

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What is ‘Public Health Ethics’?

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The Future of Bioethics
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Angus Dawson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.003.0070

This chapter explores a number of different approaches to thinking about public health ethics. It is argued that the dominant approach at the moment is one that uses the resources of medical ethics and/or research ethics and that this can be problematic. An alternative perspective, one labeled substantive public health ethics, is outlined and defended. This latter approach attempts to construct a view of public health ethics based upon a critical but sympathetic engagement with the aims and methods of public health as a practice.

Keywords:   Public health ethics, public health, public, practice, frameworks, liberty, smoking

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