Michael Boylan is the Chair of Philosophy, Theology, and Religious Studies at Marymount University. He is also the author of A Just Society (2004), Ethics Across the Curriculum: A Practice-Based Approach (2003, with James A. Donahue), and Basic Ethics (2000). He received his Ph.D. from University of Chicago.
Public Health Policy and Ethics brings together philosophers and practitioners to address the foundations and principles upon which public health policy may be advanced - especially in the international arena. What is the basis that justifies public health in the first place? Why should individuals be disadvantaged for the sake of the group? How do policy concerns and clinical practice work together and work against each other? Can the boundaries of public health be extended to include social ills that are amenable to group-dynamic solutions? What about political issues? How can international finance make an impact? These are some of the crucial questions that form the core of this volume of original essays sure to cause practitioners to engage in a critical re-evaluation of the role of ethics in public health policy.
This book brings together philosophers and practitioners to address the foundations and principles upon which public health policy may be advanced, especially in the international arena.
World-renowned authors from five countries writing on a broad conception of public health-cutting edge
Introduction: 'International Public Health: Morality, Politics, Poverty, War, Disease' Part One: Morality and Politics Muireann Quigley and John Harris, 'Personal or Public Health' Kristen Hessler, 'Exploring the Philosophical Foundations of the Human Rights Approach to Public Health Ethics' Deryck Beyleveld and Shaun Pattinson, 'Moral Interests, Privacy, and Medical Research' Wanda Teays, 'Torture and Public Health' Laura Purdy, 'Exporting the Culture of Life' Part Two: Money and Poverty Norman Daniels, 'International Health Inequalities and Global Justice' John-Stewart Gordon, 'Poverty, Human Rights, and Just Distribution' Christian Illies, 'Why should we help the Poor? Philosophy and Poverty' David Cummiskey, 'Health Care Justice: The Social Insurance Approach' Henrik Syse, 'Investments, Universal Ownership, and Public Health' Part Three: Medical Need and Response Margaret P. Battin, Charles B. Smith, Leslie P. Francis, and Jay A. Jacobson 'Thinking Big: Emerging Global Efforts for the Control of Infectious Disease' Rosemarie Tong, 'Shaping Ethical Guidelines for an Influenza Pandemic' Michael J. Selgelid, Paul M. Kelly, and Adrian Sleigh, 'Why TB Matters More' Simona Giorando, 'Ethics of Management of Gender Atypical Organization in Children and Adolescents' Michael Boylan, 'Clean Water' About the Contributors INDEX