A Communitarian Approach to Public Health

Health Care Analysis 19 (2):154-164 (2011)
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Abstract

This paper argues that there is a need to move yet further than has already been suggested by some from the individual to the collective as a base for public health. A communitarian approach is one way to achieve this. This has the advantage of allowing not only the community’s voice to have a say in setting the values for public health but also more formally the development of a constitution on which public health might then be built. It also sees public health as a social institution which can be valued in its own right

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