Public Health Ethics Analysis

Ethics in Public Health and Health Policy

Concepts, Methods, Case Studies

Editors: Strech, Daniel, Hirschberg, Irene, Marckmann, Georg (Eds.)

  • Several case studies vividly demonstrate the wide dimensions as well as the applicability of public health ethics
  • Methodological challenges in public health/health policy ethics are discussed and practice oriented solutions are presented
  • Includes suggestions for curricula of ethics in public health and health policy and how to improve international collaborations and expert networks in the field
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Ethical issues associated with public health and health policy--related, for example,  to pandemic plans and vaccination policies (c.f. SARS or pandemic influenza), preventive measures like screening (e.g. for breast cancer or dementia) or health information campaigns, social inequalities or health care rationing--are increasing in worldwide importance. Evidence-based information for valid benefit-harm assessment is often rare and hard to get for participants in public health interventions. Program implementation often disregards requirements of fair decision-making processes (like public participation, transparency, etc.). Originating from an international conference (based on a call for abstracts and external review), this volume contains contributions from a group of experts from multiple disciplines and countries.  It covers (i) conceptual foundations of public health ethics, (ii) methodological approaches and (iii) normative analyses of specific issues and cases. Bridging theoretical foundations with practical applications, this volume provides a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners and students concerned with public health practice and policy.     

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Ethical issues associated with public health and health policy--related, for example,  to pandemic plans and vaccination policies (c.f. SARS or pandemic influenza), preventive measures like screening (e.g. for breast cancer or dementia) or health information campaigns, social inequalities or health care rationing--are increasing in worldwide importance. Evidence-based information for valid benefit-harm assessment is often rare and hard to get for participants in public health interventions. Program implementation often disregards requirements of fair decision-making processes (like public participation, transparency, etc.). Originating from an international conference (based on a call for abstracts and external review), this volume contains contributions from a group of experts from multiple disciplines and countries.  It covers (i) conceptual foundations of public health ethics, (ii) methodological approaches and (iii) normative analyses of specific issues and cases. Bridging theoretical foundations with practical applications, this volume provides a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners and students concerned with public health practice and policy. 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Strech, Daniel

    Pages 1-3

  • Where Public Health Meets Ethics. Conceptual Foundations and Practical Challenges of Public Health

    Hirschberg, Irene (et al.)

    Pages 5-23

  • Normative and Non-normative Concepts: Paternalism and Libertarian Paternalism

    Grill, Kalle

    Pages 27-46

  • “If You Smoke, You Stink.” Denormalisation Strategies for the Improvement of Health-Related Behaviours: The Case of Tobacco

    Voigt, Kristin

    Pages 47-61

  • Should Public Health Ethics Embrace the Right Not to Think About One’s Health?

    Schmidt, Harald

    Pages 63-79

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethics in Public Health and Health Policy
Book Subtitle
Concepts, Methods, Case Studies
Editors
  • Daniel Strech
  • Irene Hirschberg
  • Georg Marckmann
Series Title
Public Health Ethics Analysis
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6374-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6374-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6373-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9805-2
Series ISSN
2211-6680
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 229
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