Addressing global health is one of the largest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century, however, this task is becoming even more formidable with the accelerated destruction of the planet. Building on the success of the previous edition, the book outlines how progress towards improving global health relies on understanding its core social, economic, political, environmental and ideological aspects. A multi-disciplinary group of authors suggest not only theoretically compelling arguments for what we must do, but also provide practical recommendations as to how we can promote global health despite contemporary constraints. The importance of cross-cultural dialogue and utilisation of ethical tools in tackling global health problems is emphasised. Thoroughly updated, new or expanded topics include: mass displacement of people; novel threats, including new infectious diseases; global justice; and ecological ethics and planetary sustainability. Offering a diverse range of perspectives, this volume is essential for bioethicists, public health practitioners and philosophers.
Lesley Doyal - Emeritus Professor of Health and Social Care, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol
Arthur Kleinman - Professor of Medical Anthropology, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and Rabb Professor, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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