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date: 23 February 2020

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Public health is fundamentally concerned with promoting the health of populations through the prevention of disease and injury. It is, at its core, a moral endeavor, because the end it seeks is the advancement of human well-being. Vexing ethics issues are inherent in all aspects of public health practice and policy. This chapter provides a concise overview of the topics and issues examined in the Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics.

Keywords: public health ethics, population health, individual rights, justice

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