Ethics in Public Health and Health Policy

Concepts, Methods, Case Studies

  • Daniel Strech
  • Irene Hirschberg
  • Georg Marckmann

Part of the Public Health Ethics Analysis book series (PHES, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Daniel Strech
    Pages 1-3
  3. Concepts

  4. Methods and Teaching

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Angus Dawson, Ross Upshur
      Pages 103-118
  5. Cases

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 225-229

About this book


Ethical issues within public health and health policy, related e.g. to pandemic plans and vaccination policies (c.f. SARS or the New Influenza), preventive measures like screening (e.g. for breast cancer or dementia) or health information campaigns, social inequalities or health care rationing gain increasing relevance around the world. Evidence-based information for a valid benefit-harm assessment is often rare and hard to get for participants in public health interventions. Program implementations often disregard requirements of a fair decision-making process (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 experienced scholars from multiple disciplines and countries, covering (i) conceptual foundations of public health ethics, (ii) methodological approaches and (iii) normative analyses of specific issues and cases. In bridging theoretical foundations with practical applications, the volume shall provide a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners and students in the field. 


Martha Nussbaum cancer screening ethics evidence-based recommendations guilt health interventions health policy health promotion and prevention health responsibility human rights paternalism precaution public health public health ethics teaching public health policy risk vaccinations

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel Strech
    • 1
  • Irene Hirschberg
    • 2
  • Georg Marckmann
    • 3
  1. 1.HannoverGermany
  2. 2.HannoverGermany
  3. 3.Ludwig-Maximlians-University MunchenMunchenGermany

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