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  1. D. Chalmers, M. Burgess, K. Edwards, J. Kaye, E. M. Meslin & D. Nicol (forthcoming). Marking Shifts in Human Research Ethics in the Development of Biobanking. Public Health Ethics:phu023.
    Biobanks are increasingly being created specifically for research purposes. Concomitantly, we are seeing significant and evolving shifts in research ethics in relation to biobanking. Three discrete shifts are identified in this article. The first extends the ethical focus beyond the protection of human subjects to the promotion of broader community benefits of research utilizing biobanked resources, and an expectation that these benefits will be shared. The second involves the evolution of the traditional consent paradigm for future research uses of biobanks (...)
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  2. A. M. Viens, M. J. Smith, C. M. Bensimon & D. S. Silva (forthcoming). Justifying the Initiation and Continued Provision of Public Health Interventions in Humanitarian Settings. Public Health Ethics:phu026.
    Médecins Sans Frontières is not morally required to continue providing the same therapeutic and preventative interventions for lead poisoning in Nigeria in the face of conditions that negatively impact on the achievement of their objectives. Nevertheless, Médecins Sans Frontières may have reasons to revise their objectives and adopt different interventions or methods.
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  3. A. Wardrope (forthcoming). Relational Autonomy and the Ethics of Health Promotion. Public Health Ethics:phu025.
    Recent articles published in this journal have highlighted the shortcomings of individualistic approaches to health promotion, and the potential contributions of relational analyses of autonomy to public health ethics. I argue that the latter helps to elucidate the former, by showing that an inadequate analysis of autonomy leads to misassignment of both forward-looking and backward-looking responsibility for health outcomes. Health promotion programmes predicated on such inadequate analyses are then ineffective, because they assign responsibility to agents whose social environment inhibits their (...)
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  4. Karin B. Johansson Blight (forthcoming). Medical Doctors Commissioned by Institutions That Regulate and Control Migration in Sweden: Implications for Public Health Ethics, Policy and Practice. Public Health Ethics:phu020.
    Medical doctors are commissioned by the migration authorities and/or border police to assist in decision making about asylum seeker’s requests for residency permits in Sweden. They are asked to: (i) assess the formal written medical opinions made by physicians in support of asylum or humanitarian narratives in the asylum process and/or (ii) to make medical assessments of persons considered for deportation. This arrangement raises questions such as: How is the decision making process carried out? How is medical knowledge used, and (...)
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  5. Norman Daniels (forthcoming). Equity and Population Health. Public Health Ethics.
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  6. Angus Dawson (forthcoming). Vaccination Ethics. Public Health Ethics.
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  7. Dani Filc, Hadas Ziv, Mithal Nassar & Nadav Davidovitch (forthcoming). Palestinian Prisoners' Hunger-Strikes in Israeli Prisons: Beyond the Dual-Loyalty Dilemma in Medical Practice and Patient Care. Public Health Ethics:phu021.
    The present article focuses on the case of the 2012 hunger-strike of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. We analyze the ethical dilemma involved in the way the Israeli medical community reacted to these hunger-strikes and the question of force feeding within the context of the fundamental dual-loyalty structure inherent in the Israeli Prison Services—system. We argue that the liberal perspective that focuses the discussion on the dilemma between the principle of individual autonomy and the sanctity of life tends to be (...)
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  8. Anthony Kessel & Carolyn Stephens (forthcoming). Environment, Ethics and Public Health. Public Health Ethics.
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  9. Barry Lyons (forthcoming). History, Ethics and the Presidential Commission on Research in Guatemala. Public Health Ethics:phu019.
    In 2010, President Obama instructed the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues to enquire into research carried out by the US Public Health Service in Guatemala between 1946 and 1948. These studies entailed the deliberate inoculation of unconsenting prisoners, mental asylum patients and soldiers, with venereal disease. There was also evidence of deception and secrecy. The Commission’s report describes the research as heinous, egregious, unconscionable and unjustifiable, and identified those responsible as morally blameworthy. However, this article argues that (...)
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  10. Catherine L. Mah & Carol Timmings (forthcoming). Equity in Public Health Ethics: The Case of Menu Labelling Policy at the Local Level. Public Health Ethics:phu011.
    Menu labelling is a public health policy intervention that applies principles of nutrition labelling to the eating out environment. While menu labelling has received a good deal of attention with regard to its effectiveness in shaping food choices for obesity prevention, its premises have not yet been fully explored in terms of its broader applications to social equity and population health. In the following case, we focus on the example of menu labelling within the context of food policy at the (...)
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  11. John McMillan (forthcoming). Public Health Research Ethics. Public Health Ethics.
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  12. Michael J. Selgelid (forthcoming). Ethical and Empirical Issues Concerning Conditional Treatment of Lead Poisoning From Gold Mining in Nigeria. Public Health Ethics:phu015.
    Whether or not MSF should provide unconditional treatment for lead poisoning in Nigeria partly depends on answers to empirical questions regarding what the overall consequences of such a practice are likely to be. Conditional provision of treatment may yield greater health benefits (especially if treatment resources are limited).
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  13. Marcel Verweij & A. Dawson (forthcoming). Infectious Disease Control. Public Health Ethics.
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  14. Stephen Wilkinson (forthcoming). Selective Reproduction, Eugenics, and Public Health. Public Health Ethics.
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  15. Chloë Wurr & Lauren Cooney (forthcoming). Ethical Dilemmas in Population-Level Treatment of Lead Poisoning in Zamfara State, Nigeria. Public Health Ethics:pht014.
    Ethical issues arise in the world’s first population-level treatment of severe lead poisoning caused by small-scale mining for gold in rural Nigeria. Emergency medical intervention and environmental cleanup have reduced the mortality in children younger than 5 years from lead poisoning from over 40 to 2.5 per cent leaving little evidence of the harms caused by lead poisoning. In the absence of obvious sequelae, family adherence to long-term intensive therapy to remove accumulated lead reservoirs in children wanes and some community (...)
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