Public health ethical issues.

TitlePublic health ethical issues.
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsKrebs K, Raghib A, Baldwin T, Brownsword R, Calman K, Godfrey C, Greenhalgh T, Johnson A, Macintyre S, Montgomery J, Unwin J
Pagination225 p.
InstitutionNuffield Council on Bioethics
Report Number978-1-904384-16-8
KeywordsPublic Health; Social policy; Social problems
AbstractTerms of reference 1. To identify and consider ethical, legal and social issues arising when designing measures to improve public health. 2. To consider, by means of case studies: a. the variety of aims for such measures, such as informing individual choices and protecting the wider community, and their relative priorities; b. the role of autonomy, consent and solidarity; c. issues raised by decisions about, and perceptions of, risk; d. the special situation of children and those who are poor or socially excluded. 3. To examine the implications of the above for the development of frameworks for policy making in public health.