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Risk and Health Communication in an Evolving Media Environment by H O'Hair

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COMMUNICATION ETHICS FOR RISK, CRISES, AND PUBLIC HEALTH CONTEXTS

Shannon A. Bowen and Jo-Yun Li

By way of introduction, I had defined ethics as a science that teaches, not how we are to achieve happiness, but how we are to become worthy of happiness.

—Immanuel Kant in his work On the Old Proverb: That May Be Right in Theory but It Won’t Work in Practice (1974, Reprint, p. 45).

The Intersection of Ethical Communication, Risk, Crises, and Public Health

In the modern world, we are surrounded by risk of all kinds. Many of those risks result in crises, and a plethora of health outcomes often follow. For example, the 2016 earthquakes in Japan were a relatively known risk after the 2011 earthquakes and tsunamis that killed tens of thousands. ...

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