Ethics in Public Health Practice in India

  • Arima Mishra
  • Kalyani Subbiah

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction to Public Health Ethics and Rights

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Arima Mishra, Kalyani Subbiah
      Pages 3-19
  3. Ethics in Program Design, Implementation, Evaluation

  4. Ethical Issues in Public Health Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Vijayaprasad Gopichandran, Varalakshmi Elango
      Pages 121-137
  5. Capacity Building in Public Health Ethics

  6. Vijayaprasad Gopichandran, Varalakshmi Elango
    Pages E1-E1

About this book


This edited volume draws on ten original contributions that locate ethics at the centre-stage of public health practice. The essays explicate ethical issues, challenges, deliberations and resolutions covering a broad canvas of public health practice including policies, programmes, research, training and advocacy. The contributors are academics and practitioners in varying roles and long-standing engagement with public health in diverse settings within India. Their expertise in disciplines range from anthropology, sociology, health communications, gender studies, economics, epidemiology, social work and medicine. Their chapters deal with dimensions of ethical dilemmas that can rarely be defined and contained within ethical guidelines and protocols alone. Instead, they throw light on the associated factors, value systems and contexts in which such complexities occur and require response or redressal.This volume aims to articulate the growing awareness among practitioners that public health ethics is not merely an advanced grouping of possible problems and solutions. It hopes to facilitate robust platforms for dialogue and debate on the subject through the lenses of these contributions. The book is conceptualized to reach broader audiences such as public health practitioners and researchers in several roles within Government health systems, NGOs/Grass root organizations/CSR initiatives/advocacy groups; as well as researchers in academic settings and facilitators involved in teaching ethics and imparting training for students and young practitioners of public health.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Arima Mishra
    • 1
  • Kalyani Subbiah
    • 2
  1. 1.School of DevelopmentAzim Premji UniversityBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.International Health ProgramCurtin UniversityPerthAustralia

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