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TitleThe Ethics of Vaccination [electronic resource] / by Alberto Giubilini
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Pivot, 2019
Connect tohttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02068-2
Descript XV, 126 p. online resource

SUMMARY

This open access book discusses individual, collective, and institutional responsibilities with regard to vaccination from the perspective of philosophy and public health ethics. It addresses the issue of what it means for a collective to be morally responsible for the realisation of herd immunity and what the implications of collective responsibility are for individual and institutional responsibilities. The first chapter introduces some key concepts in the vaccination debate, such as ‘herd immunity’, ‘public goods’, and ‘vaccine refusal’; and explains why failure to vaccinate raises certain ethical issues. The second chapter analyses, from a philosophical perspective, the relationship between individual, collective, and institutional responsibilities with regard to the realisation of herd immunity. The third chapter is about the principle of least restrictive alternative in public health ethics and its implications for vaccination policies. Finally, the fourth chapter presents an ethical argument for unqualified compulsory vaccination, i.e. for compulsory vaccination that does not allow for any conscientious objection. The book would appeal both philosophers interested in public health ethics and the general public interested in the philosophical underpinning of different arguments about our moral obligations with regard to vaccination


CONTENT

Chapter 1: Vaccination: Facts, Relevant Concepts, and Ethical Challenges -- Chapter 2: Vaccination and Herd Immunity: Individual, Collective, and Institutional Responsibilities -- Chapter 3: Vaccination Policy and the Principle of Least Restrictive Alternative: an Intervention Ladder -- Chapter 4: Fairness, Compulsory Vaccination, and Conscientious Objection


Bioethics Medicine-Philosophy Ethics Bioethics. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/E14010 Philosophy of Medicine. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/E34030 Moral Philosophy. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/E41000



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