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Ethics and Occupational Health in the Contemporary World of Work

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Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Epidemiology and Hygiene, Italian Workers’ Compensation Authority (INAIL), Via Fontana Candida 1, Monte Porzio Catone, 00078 Rome, Italy
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Department of Public Health/Occupational Health, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 20 (Tukholmankatu 8 B), FI-00014 Helsinki, Finland
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(8), 1713; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15081713
Received: 13 July 2018 / Revised: 6 August 2018 / Accepted: 8 August 2018 / Published: 10 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Occupational Safety and Health)
The last two decades have seen increasing attention to professional ethics in the field of occupational health in industrialized and developing countries, partly reflecting the changing world of work, demographic shifts and new technologies. These changes have led to the revisiting of traditional ethical principles and the emergence of ethical issues related to occupational health. This article looks at the problems raised by these ethical concerns and proposes some solutions. We revised the existing literature on the ethical conflict in occupational health in order to identifying drivers and barriers for correct professional ethics. The ethical choices are not only based on balanced risk and benefit assessment for various stakeholders, but there are a number of deontological aspects as well that go beyond the mere benefit domains. There is still no systematic approach for analysing the true extent of these issues and their solutions. View Full-Text
Keywords: changing world of work; code of ethics; ethical dilemmas; ethics; occupational health; occupational health professionals changing world of work; code of ethics; ethical dilemmas; ethics; occupational health; occupational health professionals
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Iavicoli, S.; Valenti, A.; Gagliardi, D.; Rantanen, J. Ethics and Occupational Health in the Contemporary World of Work. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 1713.

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