Health and Wellness Policy Ethics
International Journal of Health Policy and Management
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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.
Cavico, Frank J. and Mujtaba, Bahaudin G., "Health and Wellness Policy Ethics" (2013). HCBE Faculty Articles. 482.