International Public Health Policy and Ethics

  • Michael Boylan

Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 42)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Morality and Politics

  3. Money and Poverty

  4. Medical Need and Response

    1. Margaret P. Battin, Charles B. Smith, Leslie P. Francis, Jay A. Jacobson
      Pages 191-214
    2. Michael J. Selgelid, Paul M. Kelly, Adrian Sleigh
      Pages 233-247
    3. Michael Boylan
      Pages 273-287
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 289-297

About this book


Public Health Policy and Ethics brings together philosophers and practitioners to address the foundations and principles upon which public health policy may be advanced—especially in the international arena.

  • What is the basis that justifies public health in the first place?
  • Why should individuals be disadvantaged for the sake of the group?
  • How do policy concerns and clinical practice work together and work against each other?
  • Can the boundaries of public health be extended to include social ills that are amenable to group-dynamic solutions?
  • What about political issues?
  • How can international finance make an impact?

These are some of the crucial questions that form the core of this volume of original essays sure to cause practitioners to engage in a critical re-evaluation of the role of ethics in public health policy.


International Public Health International Public Health Policy Moral Public Health Public Health Policy and Ethics Public health ethics ethics health human rights philosophy politics public health policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Boylan
    • 1
  1. 1.Marymount UniversityArlingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-8616-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-8617-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1567-8008
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