‘Let them choose not to eat cake...’: Public health ethics, effectiveness, and equity in government obesity strategy

John Coggon, Jean Adams

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Abstract

With a focus on obesity strategy, this paper examines and explains questions of ethics and equity in public health policy. We identify and explain the dynamics at play in assigning individual and social/political responsibility for health, in the context of policies that rely heavily on the exercise of individual agency. The paper builds on an earlier scientific study by one of the authors, expanding the analysis through reference to public health ethics, and social ethics more broadly.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalFuture Healthcare Journal
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

Keywords

  • Equity
  • health inequalities
  • obesity strategy
  • public health ethics
  • public health policy

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