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Health and the Good SocietySetting Healthcare Ethics in Social Context$
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Alan Cribb

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199242733

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199242739.001.0001

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Health Promotion in the Good Society

Health Promotion in the Good Society

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(p.63) 4 Health Promotion in the Good Society
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Health and the Good Society
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Alan Cribb (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199242739.003.0004

This chapter introduces the concept of health-policy ethics by exploring the nature and ethics of health promotion. The main concern is to highlight the implications of the issues reviewed for the theory and practice of healthcare ethics when it shifts from a clinical to a more societal focus. It begins by identifying generalizations about health promotion broadly conceived and some of the distinctive features of health-promotion ethics. Some of the fundamental continuities between health promotion and more conventional healthcare are discussed.

Keywords:   nature, ethics, health policy ethics, social ethics, clinical focus, societal focus

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