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Chapter 3: “They are Always There”: Values in Intervention Facets
They are always there, the value judgments: the choices in policy decisions, in deciding what it is you are going to study, and deciding what it is that is a problem that needs the attention of the public health department, or the CDC, or whatever. There are always choices made. You can't avoid them. I guess the argument I would raise is that perhaps in a lot of these situations we would be better off if only we would pay attention to the values that seem to drive those choices, or to influence those choices in some situations. We ought to make them explicit.