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NCCHPP & NCCDH Webinar - Public Health Ethics and Equity: Naming and Navigating Ethical Issues in Public Health Practice. Click to watch and listen to the recording of the webinar.

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Links
Bulletin on what's new in public health ethics [in French, with resources in Fr/En]. From the Public health ethics committee secretariat (Institut national de santé publique du Québec).

Ethics and public health: Forging a strong relationship. By Callahan, D. & Jennings, B. (2002). In the American Journal of Public Health, 92(2), 169-76. On the site of PubMed Central.

Population Health Ethics: Annotated Bibliography. By Greenwood, H.L. and Edwards, N. (2009). On the site of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Population and Public Health (CIHR-IPPH).

Re-visioning Public Health Ethics: A Relational Perspective. By Kenny, N., Sherwin, S. and Baylis, F. (2010). Can J Public Health 2010; 101(1) 9-11. On the site of the Canadian Journal of Public Health.

The contribution of ethics to public health. By Coleman, C.H. et al. (2008). In the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 86 (8). On the site of the World Health Organization.

Framework of Values to Support Ethical Analysis of Public Health Actions. By Filitrault, F., Désy, M. and Leclerc, B. (2015). On the site of l'Institut national de santé publique du Québec.

Éthique et santé publique. Enjeux, valeurs et normativité. By Massé, R. (2003). Québec : Les Presses de l'Université Laval. (In French only).

WHO guidelines on ethical issues in public health surveillance. World Health Organization. (2017). Geneva. On the site of the World Health Organization.


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Michael Keeling

 

Summary - Ethics Education in Public Health: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?
In this short summary, we present the main findings from a review of the international and Canadian public health and bioethics literatures that was conducted in order to learn about public health ethics (PHE) education in public health programs and schools.
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In their article, Doudenkova, Bélisle-Pipon, Ringuette, Ravitsky, & Williams-Jones (2107) set out to review the literature in order to learn about public health ethics (PHE) education in public health programs and schools, specifically:

  • To summarize what the studies said about PHE education in the United States, Europe, Canada and India (the only other country that was the subject of a study);
  • To “explore current attitudes and educational approaches toward ethics curricula in public health”  (p. 109); and
  • To identify and discuss the barriers to PHE education.

Summary - Ethics Education in Public Health: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?               
4 pages
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This summary was originally intended to provide francophone readers with easy access to the key information from the original published article. We have also produced this English-language version for those who wish a short summary of the findings from the literature review. The authors of the review are part of a research team at the École de santé publique de l'Université de Montréal (the School of Public Health at the University of Montréal) with whom the NCCHPP has partnered on different aspects of a larger project of which this is a part.

Click on the following links to learn more about the project, which includes (1) a survey of professors in schools of public health and (2) a survey of practitioners from across the country.

We encourage readers to consult the original article, available here (open access):
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40889-017-0038-y 

Doudenkova, V., Bélisle-Pipon, J.-C., Ringuette, L., Ravitsky, V., & Williams-Jones, B. (2017). Ethics education in public health: where are we now and where are we going? International Journal of Ethics Education, 2017. DOI: 10.1007/s40889-017-0038-y

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