HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

Health and Wellness Policy Ethics

Document Type

Article

Date

1-1-2013

Publication Title

International Journal of Health Policy and Management

ISSN or ISBN

2322-5939

Volume

1

Issue

2

First Page

111

Last Page

113

Description

This perspective is an ethical brief overview and examination of “wellness” policies in the modern workplace using practical examples and a general application of utilitarianism. Many employers are implementing policies that provide incentives to employees who lead a “healthy” lifestyle. The authors address how these policies could adversely affect “non-healthy” employees. There are a wide variety of ethical issues that impact wellness policies and practices in the workplace. The authors conclude that wellness programs can be ethical, while also providing a general reflective analysis of healthcare challenges in order to reflect on the externalities associated with such policies in the workplace.

Comments

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3937918/pdf/ijhpm-1-111.pdf

DOI

10.15171/ijhpm.2013.19

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