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Ethics and health promotion within policy and practice contexts in a small jurisdiction: perspectives from the Northern Territory

Smith, James A., Schmitt, Dagmar, Fereday, Lisa and Bonson, Jason (2015). Ethics and health promotion within policy and practice contexts in a small jurisdiction: perspectives from the Northern Territory. Health Promotion Journal of Australia,26(3):231-234.

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Title Ethics and health promotion within policy and practice contexts in a small jurisdiction: perspectives from the Northern Territory
Author Smith, James A.
Schmitt, Dagmar
Fereday, Lisa
Bonson, Jason
Journal Name Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 26
Issue Number 3
ISSN 1036-1073   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84952651792
Start Page 231
End Page 234
Total Pages 4
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher C S I R O Publishing
Field of Research 1117 - Public Health and Health Services
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Health promotion ethics has emerged as a hot topic in health promotion literature over the past decade. Various scholars have discussed theoretical and practical considerations associated with an enhanced understanding of what health promotion ethics constitutes. In particular, differences in rules- versus consequence-based approaches have been discussed. Frameworks for understanding key factors have also been developed, but remain in their relative infancy. Likewise, there have been international calls for a code of ethics in health promotion, but relatively little progress in this regard. There have also been ongoing debates about expectations in both research and practice contexts regarding ethical conduct and requirements for formal ethics approval processes. However, very little scholarship has looked at the unique challenges health promotion professionals working in small jurisdictions across Australia face regarding ethics in health
promotion. In this commentary we draw on current academic scholarship and our joint experiences of having worked in senior specialist health promotion policy and/or Aboriginal health promotion positions in the Northern Territory (NT) Department of Health over the past decade. In doing so, we identify key issues of relevance to the intersection between ethics and health promotion in the context of a small jurisdiction, such as the NT.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/HE15058   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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