Chapter 5. Is the “Public Good” Good for Me?

  1. Roxanne Parrott

Published Online: 24 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310832.ch5

Talking about Health: Why Communication Matters

Talking about Health: Why Communication Matters

How to Cite

Parrott, R. (2009) Is the “Public Good” Good for Me?, in Talking about Health: Why Communication Matters, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310832.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405177573

Online ISBN: 9781444310832

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Keywords:

  • Is the “Public Good” Good for Me?;
  • When health is treated as a public good - overarching goal to set priorities that use resources to greatest good of citizens;
  • expectations about health and health care system - linked to understanding of prevalence and incidence;
  • When We Have to “Tell” - if you truly want to be counted – tell all you can about your health status;
  • be aware of what you give up to support public's health and whether it benefits you;
  • when safety clashes with (E)quality;
  • joining a nonprofit group to improve health for public's good;
  • exploring how public health is organized and delivered in the community and nation;
  • clean air, clean water. clean genes - eugenics movement forgotten among citizens

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • When We Have to “Tell”

  • When Our Freedoms Are Limited

  • When Safety Clashes with (E)Quality

  • What Nonprofits Have to Do with It

  • Why Public Health Matters

  • Summing It Up …