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Published: 20 January 2000

232 Pages | 4 line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195130577

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An Ethic for Health Promotion

Rethinking the Sources of Human Well-Being

David R. Buchanan

What is the goal of public health promotion today? If the leading causes of mortality nowadays are primarily attributable to lifestyle behaviors, is the purpose of research to develop the power to change those behaviors, in the same way that science has been able to control infectious diseases? Or is the quest for effective behavior modification techniques antithetical to the idea of promoting well-being defined in terms of individual autonomy, dignity, and integrity. An Ethic for Health Promotion explores these questions.

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