Public Health Ethics

A/Prof. Deborah Zion1, A/Prof. Paul Macneill2, A/Prof. Chris Jordens2, Prof. Angus Dawson2 1Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia, 2University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia Seeking asylum is protected by internationally agreed legal conventions, to which Australia is a signatory. Those seeking asylum are...
  • June 13, 2018
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Selina Metternick-jones1 1South Metropolitan Health Service , Perth , Australia The integration of reproductive genetic testing into clinical care presents both opportunities and challenges to parents in regards to shaping the lives of their future children. Increased access to reproductive...
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Karel Caals1 1Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore Globalisation debates in health often pit global health against national health systems. Some argue that (ill) health does not stop at borders: “viruses...
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Dr John Lantos1 1Childeren’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo, United States In 2014, Francis Collins, head of the NIH, proposed sequencing every baby’s genome to “shape a lifetime of personalized strategies for disease prevention, detection and treatment.” Many scientists endorse...
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A/Prof. Ainsley Newson1 1Sydney Health Ethics, University Of Sydney, University Of Sydney, Australia In May 2018, the Australian government announced a significant investment in health genomics: $500m over 10 years for an Australian Genomics Health Mission. The first project within...
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A/Prof. Catherine Mills1 1Monash University, Wellington Road, Australia Internationally, the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy is recognized as a significant public health concern, since alcohol is known to have teratogenic effects on the developing fetus. Indeed, prenatal alcohol exposure is...
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Simon Coghlan1 1Deakin University, School of Medicine, Geelong, , Companion robots are touted as a means of improving the health and wellbeing of older Australians. Increasingly, older adults live alone or in aged care. Many people wish to ‘age in...
  • June 12, 2018
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Dr Richard Matthews1 1Bond University, Mudgeeraba, Australia Similar to other colonial states, suicide rates among Indigenous populations in Canada are disproportionately high. Government responses are inadequate, at best leaving the status quo in place and commonly making conditions worse. Ill-understood...
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Prof. Wendy Rogers1, Professor Stacy Carter2, Professor Vikki  Entwistle3 1Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 2University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia, 3National University of Singapore, , Singapore As several philosophers have noted, moral theories generally focus on when and why it is justifiable...
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Dr Jane Johnson1 1The University Of Sydney , University Of Sydney, Australia In the literature on public health, ethical concerns have been raised about the threat to individual privacy posed by data collection. The conventional response to this concern has...
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