Disease prevention and control

Michael J Selgelid

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Ethical issues surrounding public health policy and practice regarding disease prevention and control often involve conflicting rights and values. Such conflicts partly arise from tension between individual and community interests or tension involving cultural beliefs and practices. This chapter outlines how such conflicts and tensions arise in the context of disease prevention and control by exploring ethical issues associated with mandatory treatment and vaccination, disease screening and surveillance, diseases prone to stigma, access to care, health promotion incentives, and emergency response.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPublic Health Ethics
Subtitle of host publicationCases Spanning the Globe
EditorsDrue H. Barrett, Leonard W. Ortmann, Angus Dawson, Carla Saenz, Andreas Reis, Gail Bolan
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages42
ISBN (Electronic)9783319238470
ISBN (Print)9783319238463
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NamePublic Health Ethics Analysis
ISSN (Print)2211-6680
ISSN (Electronic)2211-6699

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