Ethics and Health Promotion

Paperback - February 2016 - AU $75.00

This special issue of the Health Promotion Journal of Australia considers the ethical dimensions of health promotion practice and research.

This special issue of Health Promotion Journal of Australia considers the ethical dimensions of health promotion practice and research. Ethics is concerned with two sorts of questions. First: What is the right or good thing to do in a given situation? Or, what would a good person do in this situation? Second: Why is that course of action right? Or, what is it about that person or practice that makes it good? + Full description

This special issue was inundated with expressions of interest; clearly, ethics is something that matters to health professionals. But discerning the right or good is often difficult. In these pages, authors consider ethics approval for health promotion research, evaluation or quality assurance, the ethical dimensions of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the centrality of critical reflection to ethical health promotion practice, and myriad examples of ethical challenges in everyday health promotion work.

There is rarely a single right answer to ethical questions. Instead there are a range of answers that may be more or less justified, or reflect different priorities, values or ways of reasoning. As these authors demonstrate, thinking ethically requires bringing those differences to the table, explaining our reasons, and being open to having our minds changed by others. This special issue is focused on continuing the conversation about ethics within the Australian, New Zealand and international health promotion communities.

Online edition now available. Visit theHealth Promotion Journal of Australia home page.

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Paperback | February 2016 | $ 75.00
ISBN: HE26/03 | 102 pages
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing