Feminism and public health ethics

Wendy A. Rogers*

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Abstract

This paper sketches an account of public health ethics drawing upon established scholarship in feminist ethics. Health inequities are one of the central problems in public health ethics; a feminist approach leads us to examine not only the connections between gender, disadvantage, and health, but also the distribution of power in the processes of public health, from policy making through to programme delivery. The complexity of public health demands investigation using multiple perspectives and an attention to detail that is capable of identifying the health issues that are important to women, and investigating ways to address these issues. Finally, a feminist account of public health ethics embraces rather than avoids the inescapable political dimensions of public health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-354
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Medical Ethics
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Copyright retained by the author(s). Article originally published in Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 32, Issue 6, pp.351-354. The original article can be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jme.2005.013466. Article archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author and according to publisher conditions. For further information see http://www.bmj.com/

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