Bulletin of the World Health Organisation (B WORLD HEALTH ORGAN )
Publication of the World Health Organization. Mission: To publish and disseminate scientifically rigorous public health information of international significance that enables policy-makers, researchers and practitioners to be more effective; it aims to improve health, particularly among disadvantaged populations.
- Impact factor5.25Show impact factor historyHide impact factor history
- 5-year impact6.08
- Cited half-life9.70
- Immediacy index1.04
- Article influence2.39
- WebsiteBulletin of the World Health Organization website
- Other titlesBulletin of the World Health Organization, Bulletin de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé
- Material typeGovernment publication, International government publication, Periodical, Internet resource
- Document typeJournal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource
- Archiving status unclear
- Author can archive a post-print version
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- On author or institutional website only
- Classification blue
Publications in this journal
- Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 03/2014; Online first.
- Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 12/2008; 86(11):908.
Article: The role of aid in the long term.Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 12/2008; 86(11):895.
- Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 11/2008; 86(10):A-C.
- Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 11/2008; 86(10):816.
- Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 11/2008; 86(10):815.
Article: Cambridge textbook of bioethics.Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 09/2008; 86(8):655.
Article: Ethics and infectious disease.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Bioethics apparently suffers from a misdistribution of research resources analogous to the ‘10/90’ divide in medical research. Though infectious disease should be recognized as a topic of primary importance for bioethics, the general topic of infectious disease has received relatively little attention from the discipline of bioethics in comparison with things like abortion, euthanasia, genetics, cloning, stem cell research, and so on. The fact that the historical and potential future consequences of infectious diseases are almost unrivalled is one reason that the topic of infectious disease warrants more attention from bioethicists. The ‘Black Death’ eliminated one third of the European population during the 14th Century; the 1918 flu killed between 20 and 100 million people; and, in the 20th Century smallpox killed perhaps three times more people than all the wars of that period. In the contemporary world, epidemics (of AIDS, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, and newly emerging infectious diseases such as SARS) continue to have dramatic consequences. A second reason why the topic of infectious disease deserves further attention is that it raises difficult ethical questions of its own. While infected individuals can threaten the health of other individuals and society as a whole, for example, public health care measures such as surveillance, isolation, and quarantine can require the infringement of widely accepted basic human rights and liberties. An important and difficult ethical question asks how to strike a balance between the utilitarian aim of promoting public health, on the one hand, and libertarian aims of protecting privacy and freedom of movement, on the other, in contexts involving diseases that are – to varying degrees – contagious, deadly, or otherwise dangerous. Third, since their burden is most heavily shouldered by the poor (in developing countries), infectious diseases deeply involve issues of justice – which should be a central concern of ethics. I conclude by providing sociological and historical explanations of why the topic of infectious disease has not already received more attention from bioethicists.Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 09/2008; 86(8):654.
- Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 09/2008; 86(8):653.
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