Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(1), 189-202; doi:10.3390/ijerph7010189
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Theoretical Models and Operational Frameworks in Public Health Ethics

Italian National Institute of Health, Office of the President, Bioethics Unit, Via Giano della Bella 34, I-00162 Rome, Italy
Received: 24 December 2009; Accepted: 13 January 2010 / Published: 18 January 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Public Health)
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Abstract: The article is divided into three sections: (i) an overview of the main ethical models in public health (theoretical foundations); (ii) a summary of several published frameworks for public health ethics (practical frameworks); and (iii) a few general remarks. Rather than maintaining the superiority of one position over the others, the main aim of the article is to summarize the basic approaches proposed thus far concerning the development of public health ethics by describing and comparing the various ideas in the literature. With this in mind, an extensive list of references is provided.
Keywords: ethics; public health; utilitarianism; personalism; foundations; models; frameworks

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