This paper provides a rough conceptual map of the terrain of public health ethics. It first defines public health and identifies several "general moral considerations" that variously support and constrain the pursuit of public health. It then sketches a framework for resolving conflicts among these considerations, with particular attention to screening programs. Finally, it examines areas of overlap and tension between public health and paternalism, and between public health and human rights.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Issues, ethics and legal aspects
- Health Policy