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Evidence, ethics and values: a framework for health promotion

Journal Article


Abstract


  • We propose a new approach to guide health promotion practice. Health promotion should draw on 2 related systems of reasoning: an evidential system and an ethical system. Further, there are concepts, values, and procedures inherent in both health promotion evidence and ethics, and these should be made explicit. We illustrate our approach with the exemplar of intervention in weight, and use a specific mass-media campaign to show the real-world dangers of intervening with insufficient attention to ethics and evidence. Both researchers and health promotion practitioners should work to build the capacities required for evidential and ethical deliberation in the health promotion profession.

UOW Authors


  •   Carter, Stacy
  •   Rychetnik, Lucie (external author)
  •   Lloyd-Walker, Beverley (external author)
  •   Kerridge, Ian (external author)
  •   Baur, Louise A. (external author)
  •   Bauman, Adrian E. (external author)
  •   Hooker, Claire (external author)
  •   Zask, Avigdor (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Carter, S. M., Rychetnik, L., Lloyd-Walker, B., Kerridge, I., Baur, L. A., Bauman, A. E., Hooker, C. & Zask, A. (2011). Evidence, ethics and values: a framework for health promotion. American Journal of Public Health, 101 (3), 465-472.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79951586756

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3434

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 465

End Page


  • 472

Volume


  • 101

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • We propose a new approach to guide health promotion practice. Health promotion should draw on 2 related systems of reasoning: an evidential system and an ethical system. Further, there are concepts, values, and procedures inherent in both health promotion evidence and ethics, and these should be made explicit. We illustrate our approach with the exemplar of intervention in weight, and use a specific mass-media campaign to show the real-world dangers of intervening with insufficient attention to ethics and evidence. Both researchers and health promotion practitioners should work to build the capacities required for evidential and ethical deliberation in the health promotion profession.

UOW Authors


  •   Carter, Stacy
  •   Rychetnik, Lucie (external author)
  •   Lloyd-Walker, Beverley (external author)
  •   Kerridge, Ian (external author)
  •   Baur, Louise A. (external author)
  •   Bauman, Adrian E. (external author)
  •   Hooker, Claire (external author)
  •   Zask, Avigdor (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Carter, S. M., Rychetnik, L., Lloyd-Walker, B., Kerridge, I., Baur, L. A., Bauman, A. E., Hooker, C. & Zask, A. (2011). Evidence, ethics and values: a framework for health promotion. American Journal of Public Health, 101 (3), 465-472.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79951586756

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3434

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 465

End Page


  • 472

Volume


  • 101

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United States