Selected Ethical Issues in Planned Social Change and Primary Health Care

Davis, A.
May 1997
Nursing Ethics;May97, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p239
Academic Journal
This paper discusses two interrelated concepts: (1) the ethics of planned social change and (2) primary health care. It takes the World Health Organization’s definition of primary health care as a point of departure to examine four identified potential areas where ethical dilemmas may occur. In addition, questions are raised about nursing education, as well as about the class and status differences between nurses and patients and communities. It takes the position that our first task is to encourage more discussion and examination of ethical issues in the planned social change of primary health care.


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