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Evidence-based Public HealthEffectiveness and efficiency$
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Amanda Killoran and Mike P. Kelly

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199563623

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.001.0001

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Ethics and evidence in health promotion

Ethics and evidence in health promotion

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(p.27) Chapter 3 Ethics and evidence in health promotion
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Evidence-based Public Health
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David V McQueen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.003.03

This chapter seeks to make explicit the ethical dimensions underlying pursuit of an evidence-based approach in the field of health promotion. It focuses on five areas that are particularly critical to health promotion: (i) consideration of concepts and values; (ii) insufficient evidence; (iii) complexity and contextualism; (iv) reflexivity motivations and personal ethics; and (v) causality pitfalls, harm, and blame.

Keywords:   public health, health policy, health promotion, Ottawa, ethical dimensions, evidence-based approach

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