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Priorities and ethics in health care 

Priorities and ethics in health care

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Priorities and ethics in health care
Author(s):

Sian M. Griffiths

, Robyn Martin

, and Don Sinclair

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199586301.003.0002
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date: 19 August 2017

This chapter aims to help you understand the language of ethics and the role ethics plays in public health, recognize ways in which public health ethics differ from bioethics, understand the principles of priority-setting within a constrained budget, appreciate how ethics should underpin public health interventions, and appreciate the importance of ethics-based public health policy-making.

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