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Hazardous good intentions? Unintended consequences of the project of prevention

Broom, Dorothy


Preventing disease is by definition a valuable objective, and most debates have revolved around improving the effectiveness of prevention. In this discussion, I explore the latent functions - the unintended consequences - of what I call the 'project of prevention'. Although many latent functions are welcome, some have undesirable effects, and it is therefore important to instigate a rich exchange between innovative theory and rigorous research to minimise such effects I argue that the hazards...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Health Sociology Review
DOI: 10.5172/hesr.451.17.2.129


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