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Ethical Issues in Public Health

What do you consider to be the top three current issues facing Public Health Ethics over the coming years and at least the next decade?

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Due to the current economic situation, as well as the current state of the American healthcare system, it is my belief that one of the most pertinent current issues facing public health ethics, is the methodology by which health care is provided to the public at large. This is an important public health ethics issue, due to the fact that health care seems to be allocated to those individuals who have the economic means to gain access to the highest levels of care, and those individuals seem to be given a priority in respect to health care allocation. This situation causes a significant ethical dilemma, due to the fact that every individual should have the right to maintain their health and well-being, and health services should not be provided in a manner that places a priority on serving those individuals in higher social economic groups, and treating other individuals of lower financial means as ...