International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine

Preventive Medicine between Obligation and Aspiration

Authors: Verweij, M.F.

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Preventive Medicine between Obligation and Aspiration is a study of ethical questions regarding mass screening, vaccination, and health policy programmes. These interventions aim to enhance public health but may also constrain personal autonomy and cause harm, and influence our moral views. So far, these issues have hardly been subject to systematic ethical analysis. This study aims to fill this gap by providing an overview of moral problems in preventive medicine and by explicating norms for good practice. Throughout the book it is argued that some moral concerns about prevention - namely concerns about medicalization - cannot be adequately grasped in terms of strict and binding moral norms. Various moral concepts and types of norms `beyond obligation' are explored and developed in order to give practical meaning to these rather vague concerns. In this way the book contributes to applied ethics as well as to ethical theory. It is of interest to professionals in public health and preventive medicine and to scholars in applied ethics and moral philosophy.

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`...the book makes a valuable contribution to this increasingly important area of philosophy of medicine and health care, and may be generally of interest to scholars in applied ethics'
Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 5:1 (2002)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Verweij, Marcel

    Pages 1-9

  • What is Preventive Medicine?

    Verweij, Marcel

    Pages 13-23

  • Medical-Ethical Dimensions of Preventive Medicine

    Verweij, Marcel

    Pages 25-49

  • The Prevention Paradox and Tensions between Private and Public Interests

    Verweij, Marcel

    Pages 51-67

  • Medicalization as a Moral Problem for Preventive Medicine

    Verweij, Marcel

    Pages 69-99

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Softcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-5605-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Preventive Medicine between Obligation and Aspiration
Authors
Series Title
International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9365-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9365-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6691-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5605-4
Series ISSN
1567-8008
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 192
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