Raising the profile of public health ethics in Australia : time for debate

Fry, Craig L., Peerson, Anita and Scully, Anne-Marie 2004, Raising the profile of public health ethics in Australia : time for debate, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 13-15.

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Title Raising the profile of public health ethics in Australia : time for debate
Author(s) Fry, Craig L.
Peerson, Anita
Scully, Anne-Marie
Journal name Australian and New Zealand journal of public health
Volume number 28
Issue number 1
Start page 13
End page 15
Total pages 3
Publisher Wiley - Blackwell
Place of publication Richmond, Vic.
Publication date 2004
ISSN 1326-0200
Summary This paper argues for greater dialogue on public health ethics. There has been little discussion in Australia about the significant ethical dilemmas in this field, and there is no agreed framework for analysing and responding to these challenges. We highlight concerns about the suitability of biomedical principles-based ethics for public health, and encourage public health professionals in this country to reflect on ethical challenges in public health research. A focus on research ethics concerns will deliver concrete examples demonstrating the need for a public health ethics frame work. Recommendations are offered for how public health ethics promotion may occur locally.
Language eng
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, Wiley-Blackwell
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30025317

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Health through Action on Social Exclusion
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