Health professionals and policy makers have to consider the implications of managing the risks, like restricting individual liberty through enforced quarantine (in case of SARS and swine flu). This book opens out a discussion of public health ethics. It examines the principles and values that support an ethical approach to public health practice.
Stephen Peckham is a Reader in Health Policy at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and was previously at Oxford Brookes University. He has been involved in health and social policy research and teaching since 1991 and previously worked in the voluntary and local government sectors. He has written widely on public health and primary care and is currently involved in research on public health in general practice and patient choice. Alison Hann is a Lecturer in Public Health and Health Policy at the University of Wales Swansea. She has published three books and many book chapters on public health, ethics and politics, and articles in journals including Critical Social Policy, Critical Public Health, International Journal of Health Planning and Management and Public Health. Alison is also Convenor of the Health Policy and Politics Network.