Occupational Health Ethics

Occupational Health Ethics

From Theory to Practice

Jacques Tamin


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This book provides occupational health (OH) professionals with a theoretical basis for addressing the ethical issues that they confront in their practice. There is often a lack of in-depth moral analysis of the issues that OH practitioners face on a daily basis. The ICOH Code of Ethics sets out the important principles that guide OH practice. This book builds on these core principles, starting from an application of moral theories in the OH context and illustrating how ethical conflicts could be resolved, by carrying out ethical analyses of several case studies. In this way, it aims to link ethical theory to OH practice.


Jacques Tamin:

Jacques is a specialist in occupational medicine and an ethicist. He has wide occupational medicine experience across all sectors. He has retired from clinical practice but continues to teach OH ethics. He is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Manchester where he has taught for over 25 years. He previously served as a chief examiner, and the director of professional development, at the UK Faculty of Occupational Medicine. He is a retired Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine and of the Royal College of Physicians of London. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Bioethics and Medical Jurisprudence from the Centre for Social Ethics and Policy at the University of Manchester. He has published numerous papers and spoken on ethical issues relevant to OH practice at various conferences. He is a member of ICOH's Scientific Committee on Unemployment, Job Insecurity and Health (UJIH).