With a number of public health panics emerging in the past few years, most recently the panic over 'swine flu' in 2009, the publication of this two volume collection is extremely timely. These two volumes cover the complete range of issues relating to the ethics of public health. Topics include the relationship with bioethics, questions of governance, public health and human rights, surveillance and privacy, prevention and its limits, confinement and liberty, as well as detailed case studies of previous and continuing crises relating to HIV and AIDS, SARS, bioterrorism, climate change, avian flu and tobacco control. There are sections also on genetic health, public health and equity, and public health and the developing world. The two volumes include nearly 75 articles by leading thinkers, and are accompanied by Michael Freeman's detailed introduction and full bibliography.
Michael Freeman is Professor of English Law at University College London. His research interests are in cultural pluralism in particular in relation to the rights of children and in medical ethics particularly in relation to medically assisted reproduction.He has published in the areas of Family Law, Child Law and Policy, Children's Rights, Medicine, Ethics and the Law and Medical Law, Jurisprudence and Legal Theory. He is the author of over 40 books, editor of a large number of international journals and a Fellow of the British Academy. Ronald Bayer, Amy L. Fairchild, Mark A. Rothstein Anita Goraya, Graham Scambler, E. Ziglio, S. Hagard, J. Griffiths, James F. Childress, Ruth R. Faden, Ruth D. Gaare, Lawrence O. Gostin, Jeffrey Kahn, Richard J. Bonnie, Nancy E. Kass, Anna C. Mastroianni, Jonathan D. Moreno, Philip Nieburg, Daniel Callahan, Bruce Jennings, Dan W. Brock, Leslie P. Francis, Margaret P. Battin, Jay A. Jacobson, Charles B. Smith, Jeffrey Botkin, Michael J. Selgelid, Simon Szreter, David Armstrong, A.M. Capron, Carol Levine, Charles Weijer, Geoffrey Rose, Spencer A. Hall, Marcel Verweij, Scott Burris, Kelley Lee, Richard Dodgson, Dyna Arhin-Tenkorang, Pedro Conceicao, Anne Mills, Sofia Gruskin, Jonathan M. Mann, Soloman R. Benatar, Elihu D. Richter, Richard Laster, Bernard D. Goldstein, David W. Johnston, C. Healton, David P. Fidler, Ruotao Wang, Peter A. Singer, Mark Bernstein, Abdullah S. Daar, Bernard M. Dickens, Susan K. MacRae, Ross E.G. Upshur, Linda Wright, Randi Zlotnik Shaul Anthony B. Zwi, James Colgrove, Heather H. Horton, James J. Misrahi, Gene W. Matthews, Paula L. Kocher, James G. Hodge Jr, George J. Annas, Wendy E. Parmet, Jonathan D. Moreno, Richard Horton Jaro Kotalik, Lisa Heinzerling., Robert E. Goodin, Stephen Wilkinson, Timothy D. Lytton, Tim Dare, Thomas May, Angus Dawson, Jeffrey B. Ulmer, Margaret A. Liu, Muin J. Khoury, Genetics Working Group, Evan Willis, Bartha Maria Knoppers, Lori B. Andrews, Fabienne Peter, Michael Woolcock, Paul Farmer, Nicole Gastineau Campos, Rebecca J. Cook, Sarah Macfarlane, Mary Racelis, Florence Muli-Musiime, ,Ruiari Brugha, Gill Walt.