Angus Dawson - The Philosophy of Public Health
Published: 2009-04-01 | ISBN: 0754660435 | PDF | 186 pages | 3 MB
Public health is once again becoming a major political and social issue in the 21st century, especially in relation to issues such as vaccination, the threat of pandemics, bioterrorism, smoking and obesity. A diverse set of theoretical ideas have emerged recently in the legal, political, bioethical and philosophical fields that could usefully be applied to these and other issues in public health. This book provides a much needed introduction to some of the relevant philosophical concepts and arguments that might be used to build a philosophy of public health. Consisting of both theoretical contributions and case studies this multidisciplinary collection of essays will both inform and generate debate among academics, policy makers and practitioners about these important issues in public health.