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  1. Stephen John (forthcoming). The Moral Physiology of Inequality: Response to ‘Fighting Status Inequalities: Non-Domination Vs Non-Interference’. Public Health Ethics:phv006.
    In this article, I respond to ‘Fighting Status Inequalities’. I first note a niggle about the paper’s assumption that lowering socio-economic inequalities will lower the social gradient in health. I then suggest two further ways in which neorepublicanism may relate to social epidemiology: in terms of ‘moral physiology’ and through analysing which inequalities are unjust.
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    Lynette Reid (forthcoming). Answering the Empirical Challenge to Arguments for Universal Health Coverage Based in Health Equity. Public Health Ethics:phv038.
    Temkin asks how we should distribute resources between the social determinants of health and health care; Sreenivasan argues that if our goal is fair opportunity, funding universal health coverage is the wrong policy. He argues that social equality in health has not improved under UHC and concludes that fair opportunity would be better served by using the resources to address the SDOH instead. His criticism applies more broadly than he claims: it applies to any argument for (...)
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    Alex Voorhoeve (forthcoming). Why One Should Count Only Claims with Which One Can Sympathize. Public Health Ethics.
    When one faces competing claims of varying strength on public resources for health, which claims count? This paper proposes the following answer. One should count, or aggregate, a person’s claim just in case one could sympathize with her desire to prioritize her own claim over the strongest competing claim. It argues that this principle yields appealing case judgments and has a plausible grounding in both sympathetic identification with each person, taken separately, and respect for the person for (...)
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    Andreas Albertsen (forthcoming). Fresh Starts for Poor Health Choices: Should We Provide Them and Who Should Pay? Public Health Ethics:phv020.
    Should we grant a fresh start to those who come to regret their past lifestyle choices? A negative response to this question can be located in the luck egalitarian literature. As a responsibility-sensitive theory of justice, luck egalitarianism considers it just that people’s relative positions reflect their past choices, including those they regret. In a recent article, Vansteenkiste, Devooght and Schokkaert argue against the luck egalitarian view, maintaining instead that those who regret their past choices in health are disadvantaged in (...)
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  5. Ben Bambery, Michael Selgelid, Charles Weijer, Julian Savulescu & Andrew J. Pollard (forthcoming). Ethical Criteria for Human Challenge Studies in Infectious Diseases. Public Health Ethics:phv026.
    Purposeful infection of healthy volunteers with a microbial pathogen seems at odds with acceptable ethical standards, but is an important contemporary research avenue used to study infectious diseases and their treatments. Generally termed ‘controlled human infection studies’, this research is particularly useful for fast tracking the development of candidate vaccines and may provide unique insight into disease pathogenesis otherwise unavailable. However, scarce bioethical literature is currently available to assist researchers and research ethics committees in negotiating the distinct issues raised by (...)
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    Emily Bell, Gail Andrew, Nina Di Pietro, Albert E. Chudley, James N. Reynolds & Eric Racine (forthcoming). It’s a Shame! Stigma Against Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Examining the Ethical Implications for Public Health Practices and Policies. Public Health Ethics:phv012.
    Stigma can influence the prevention and identification of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, a leading cause of developmental delay in North America. Understanding the effects of public health practices and policies on stigma is imperative. We reviewed social science and biomedical literatures to understand the nature of stigma in FASD and its relevance from an ethics standpoint in matters of health practices and policies. We propose a descriptive model of stigma in FASD and note current knowledge gaps; discuss the ethical implications (...)
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    Norman Daniels (forthcoming). Equity and Population Health. Public Health Ethics.
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    Angus Dawson (forthcoming). Vaccination Ethics. Public Health Ethics.
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    Michael G. Head, Stephen L. Walker, Ananth Nalabanda, Jennifer Bostock & Jackie A. Cassell (forthcoming). Researching Scabies Outbreaks Among People in Residential Care and Lacking Capacity to Consent: A Case Study. Public Health Ethics:phv011.
    Infectious disease outbreaks in residential care are complex to manage and difficult to control. Research in this setting that includes individuals who lack capacity must conform to national legislation. We report here on our study that is investigating outbreaks of scabies, an itchy skin infection, in the residential care setting in the southeast of England. There appears to be a gap in legislative advice regarding the inclusion of people who lack capacity in research that takes place during time-limited acute scenarios (...)
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    Bruce Jennings (forthcoming). Right Relation and Right Recognition in Public Health Ethics: Thinking Through the Republic of Health. Public Health Ethics:phv032.
    The further development of public health ethics will be assisted by a more direct engagement with political theory. In this way, the moral vocabulary of the liberal tradition should be supplemented—but not supplanted—by different conceptual and normative resources available from other traditions of political and social thought. This article discusses four lines of further development that the normative conceptual discourse of public health ethics might take. The relational turn. The implications for public health ethics of the new ‘ecological’ or ‘relational’ (...)
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    Anthony Kessel & Carolyn Stephens (forthcoming). Environment, Ethics and Public Health. Public Health Ethics.
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  12. Rod Knight, Will Small & Jean Shoveller (forthcoming). How Do ‘Public’ Values Influence Individual Health Behaviour? An Empirical-Normative Analysis of Young Men’s Discourse Regarding HIV Testing Practices. Public Health Ethics:phv031.
    Philosophical arguments stemming from the public health ethics arena suggest that public health interventions ought to be subject to normative inquiry that considers relational values, including concepts such as solidarity, reciprocity and health equity. As yet, however, the extent to which ‘public’ values influence the ‘autonomous’ decisions of the public remains largely unexplored. Drawing on interviews with 50 men in Vancouver, Canada, this study employs a critical discourse analysis to examine participants’ decisions and motivations to voluntarily access HIV testing and/or (...)
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    Ana Komparic, Maxwell J. Smith & Alison Thompson (forthcoming). An Ethical Justification for Expanding the Notion of Effectiveness in Vaccine Post-Market Monitoring: Insights From the HPV Vaccine in Canada. Public Health Ethics:phu049.
    Health regulators must carefully monitor the real-world safety and effectiveness of marketed vaccines through post-market monitoring in order to protect the public’s health and promote those vaccines that best achieve public health goals. Yet, despite the fact that vaccines used in collective immunization programmes should be assessed in the context of a public health response, post-market effectiveness monitoring is often limited to assessing immunogenicity or limited programmatic features, rather than assessing effectiveness across populations. We argue that post-market monitoring ought to (...)
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  14. Stephen R. Latham (forthcoming). Political Theory, Values and Public Health. Public Health Ethics:phv033.
    This article offers some general criticisms of the idea that any political theory can legitimate public health interventions, and then some particular criticisms of Civic Republicanism as a political theory for public health. Civic Republicanism, I argue, legitimizes liberty-infringing public health interventions by demanding high levels of civic engagement in framing and reviewing them; to demand such engagement in pursuit of such a baseline value as health will leave insufficient civic energy for the pursuit of higher values.
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  15. Claire Lougarre (forthcoming). Clarifying the Right to Health Through Supranational Monitoring: The Highest Standard of Health Attainable. Public Health Ethics:phv037.
    As recognized by Gostin in Global Health Law, the principles of equality and dignity put human rights law in a unique position to promote progress towards global health equity. This seems particularly relevant for the right to health, which entitles everyone to ‘the highest standard of health attainable’. However, it is still unclear what such a standard entails, and in order for the right to health to be adequately enforced and, thus, to effectively channel progress towards global health equity, it (...)
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    Ross MacKenzie & Wendy Rogers (forthcoming). Reply to Ackermann. Public Health Ethics:phv039.
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    John McMillan (forthcoming). Public Health Research Ethics. Public Health Ethics.
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  18. Maria W. Merritt, Joanne Katz, Ramin Mojtabai & Keith P. West (forthcoming). Referral of Research Participants for Ancillary Care in Community-Based Public Health Intervention Research: A Guiding Framework. Public Health Ethics:phv021.
    Researchers conducting large community-based studies among underserved populations may collect data on health conditions that are little-acknowledged in the local setting, and for which there are few if any services for referral of participants who need follow-up diagnosis and care. In the design and planning of studies for such settings, investigators and research ethics committees may struggle to determine what constitutes effective referral and whether it is reasonably available. We offer a guiding framework for referral planning, informed by our experiences (...)
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    Leticia Morales (forthcoming). Republicanism and the Paradox of Public Health Preconditions Comments on Steve Latham. Public Health Ethics:phv035.
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    Morten Ebbe Juul Nielsen & Xavier Landes (forthcoming). Fighting Status Inequalities: Non-Domination Vs Non-Interference. Public Health Ethics:phv029.
    Status inequalities seem to play a fairly big role in creating inequalities in health. This article assumes that there can be good reasons to fight status inequalities in order to reduce inequalities in health. It examines whether the neorepublican ideal of non-dominance does a better job as a theoretical foil for this as compared to a liberal notion of non-interference. The article concludes that there is a prima facie case for incorporating non-dominance into our thinking about public health, but that (...)
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  21. Klaus Puschel, Enrico Furlan & Wim Dekkers (forthcoming). Social Health Disparities in Clinical Care: A New Approach to Medical Fairness. Public Health Ethics:phv034.
    Social health disparities are increasing in most countries around the world. During the past two decades, a large amount of evidence has emerged about the health consequences of social inequalities. Despite such evidence, the concept of medical fairness, as traditionally defined by the World Medical Association, has remained unchallenged and even reinforced by some scholars who emphasize that doctors should remain neutral to the socioeconomic status of their patients when providing clinical care. The inconsistency between public health and clinical care (...)
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    Lynette Reid (forthcoming). Does Population Health Have an Intrinsically Distributional Dimension? Public Health Ethics:phv022.
    Verweij and Dawson claim that population health has a distributive dimension; Coggon argues that this presupposes a normative commitment to equity in the very definition of population health, which should, rather, be neutral. I describe possible sources of the distributive view, several of which do not presuppose egalitarian commitments. Two relate to the nature of health as a property of individuals ; two relate to the epistemology and pragmatics of public and population health. A fifth source of the distributive view (...)
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  23. Michael D. Rozier (forthcoming). Structures of Virtue as a Framework for Public Health Ethics. Public Health Ethics:phv036.
    Virtue ethics has a rich history; yet, its application in health ethics has been minimal compared to other major ethical frameworks. Even more, its application to health policy and population-level questions has been almost nonexistent. A new concept in moral theology, structures of virtue, provides impetus for ethicists to consider how virtue ethics can be a valuable addition to existing frameworks in public health ethics. This article offers a basic overview of virtue ethics and its value for analysis of social (...)
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  24. Yrrah H. Stol, Eva C. A. Asscher & Maartje H. N. Schermer (forthcoming). Reasons to Participate or Not to Participate in Cardiovascular Health Checks: A Review of the Literature. [REVIEW] Public Health Ethics:phv030.
    Cardiovascular health checks test risk factors for cardiovascular disease. They are offered to improve health: in case of an increased risk, participants receive lifestyle advice and medication. With this review, we investigate what is known about the reasons why people do or do not test for CVD risk factors. To what extent do these reasons relate to health monitoring and/or improvement? And do reasons differ in different contexts in which health checks are offered? We conducted a literature search and included (...)
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    Keith Syrett (forthcoming). Comment on Jennings, ‘Right Relation and Right Recognition in Public Health Ethics: Thinking Through the Republic of Health’. Public Health Ethics:phv009.
    This paper offers a brief comment on Jennings’ preceding paper, focusing on the capacity of a republican approach to public health ethics to facilitate reconceptualization of the right to health in situations of limited resources through a relational reading.
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    Marcel Verweij & A. Dawson (forthcoming). Infectious Disease Control. Public Health Ethics.
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    Tom Walker (forthcoming). Paternalism and Populations. Public Health Ethics:phv019.
    It is relatively uncontroversial that some public health policies are paternalistic. Furthermore, that they are paternalistic is often taken to show that they are morally wrong. In this article I challenge this position. The article starts by arguing that given standard definitions of paternalism it is unclear why such policies count as paternalistic. Whilst it might appear that they impose restrictions on what individuals can, or cannot, do for their own good, this is not the case. The reason for this (...)
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    Stephen Wilkinson (forthcoming). Selective Reproduction, Eugenics, and Public Health. Public Health Ethics.
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