An ethical and prudential argument for prioritizing the reduction of parasite-stress in the allocation of health care resources.
Summary of "An ethical and prudential argument for prioritizing the reduction of parasite-stress in the allocation of health care resources."
The link between parasite-stress and complex psychological dispositions implies that the social, political, and economic benefits likely to flow from public health interventions that reduce rates of non-zoonotic infectious disease are far greater than have traditionally been thought. We sketch a prudential and ethical argument for increasing public health resources globally and redistributing these to focus on the alleviation of parasite-stress in human populations.
Science and Religious Conflict Project, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and Institute for Science and Ethics, Oxford Martin School and Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1-1PT, United Kingdom. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Name: The Behavioral and brain sciences
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22289629
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X11001026
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
A method of ETHICAL ANALYSIS that emphasizes practical problem solving through examining individual cases that are considered to be representative; sometimes used to denote specious argument or rationalization. Differentiate from casuistics, which is the recording and study of cases and disease.
The use of systematic methods of ethical examination, such as CASUISTRY or ETHICAL THEORY, in reasoning about moral problems.
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