Public Health Ethics

[Revised entry by Ruth Faden and Sirine Shebaya on February 19, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] At its core, public health is concerned with promoting and protecting the
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[Revised entry by Ruth Faden and Sirine Shebaya on February 19, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] At its core, public health is concerned with promoting and protecting the health of populations,[1] broadly understood. Collective interventions in service of population health often involve or require government action. In the United States, for example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the...

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