Defining “Global Health Ethics”: Offering a Research Agenda for More Bioethics and Multidisciplinary Contributions—From the Global South and Beyond the Health Sciences—to Enrich Global Health and Global Health Ethics Initiatives

Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 12 (1):5-10 (2015)
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Abstract

Some claim that “global health is public health” but most regard global health as a new field, rapidly emerging mostly at North American academic institutions . The term was first incorporated into University of California, San Francisco’s Institute for Global Health in 1999 and UCSF also inaugurated the first North American master of science in global health in 2009. Global health is commonly acknowledged to have historical precedents in tropical medicine and international health. All three fields are regarded as having some overlapping and some distinctive features . One overlapping feature of all three is retaining traces of European and/or North American conquest, imperialism, and colonialism that create a legacy of ongoing ethical challenges for global health . One touted distinctive feature of global health is its ..

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