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Angus Dawson
Marcel Verweij

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Public Health Ethics is the first peer-reviewed international journal to focus on a systematic analysis of the moral problems in public health and preventive medicine …

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Virtual issue: Public Goods

Virtual issue: Public Goods

The editors of Public Health Ethics have selected theoretical and case-oriented articles on the concept of public goods, and their role in public health, which are free to read in 2016.

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Call for papers: public mental health

Call for papers: public mental health

Public Health Ethics is preparing a Special Issue on the topic of 'Public Mental Health Ethics: Time to Consider and Address Relevant Challenges'. We are looking for submissions that analyze ethical challenges in mental illness and substance use disorders through a public health ethics perspective.

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Republicanism Special Symposium

Republicanism special symposium

Republicanism is the political doctrine that holds that society should be ordered on the basis of principles that prioritize the value of individual freedom. This special issue is organized around a key question: should republicans care about health?

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The moral lesson from ebola

Most powerful lesson from Ebola: we do not learn our lessons

An outbreak of ebola’s magnitude should have never occurred, we have failed to learn from the experience of earlier infectious disease epidemics. Our failure affirms a defect in our collective moral attitude toward remediating the conditions that precipitate the emergence of global outbreak threats.

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Case discussion: menu labelling

Case discussion: menu labelling

The latest case discussion is available online now: The Case of Menu Labelling.

Menu labelling is a public health policy intervention that applies principles of nutrition labelling to the eating out environment. While menu labelling has received a good deal of attention with regard to its effectiveness in shaping food choices for obesity prevention, its premises have not yet been fully explored in terms of its broader applications to social equity and population health.

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