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Public Health Ethics and COVID-19: Selected Resources

Public Health Ethics and COVID-19: Selected Websites

Webinar - How Can We (and Why Should We) Analyze the Ethics of Paternalistic Policies in Public Health? Click to watch and listen to the recording of the webinar.

Webinar NCCHPP & NCCAH - Structures of Indifference: An Indigenous Life and Death in a Canadian City.

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.

Presentation - How To (and Why) Analyze the Ethics of Paternalistic Policies in Public Health

NCCHPP & NCCMT Webinar - Priority-setting in Public Health: Evidence and Ethics in Decision-making
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NCCHPP & NCCID Webinar - Public Health Ethics: A Case in Infectious Disease Prevention and Control
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NCCHPP & NCCEH Webinar - Public Health Ethics: A Case in Environmental Health,
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Repertoire - Ethics Frameworks for Public Health 

Utilitarianism in Public Health
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'Principlism' and Frameworks in Public Health Ethics
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Introduction to Public Health Ethics 3: Frameworks for Public Health Ethics
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An Introduction to the Ethical Implications of Economic Evaluations for Healthy Public Policy


Links
The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics (992 pages) is available open access courtesy of Oxford University Press.

Bulletin on what's new in public health ethics [in French, with resources in Fr/En]. From the Public health ethics committee (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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An Ethics Framework for Analyzing Paternalism in Public Health Policies and Interventions
This document, based on a longer briefing note, is intended to help public health actors to conduct an ethical analysis of policies that are said to be paternalistic.
Published in June 2020. Description. Download.  1.6 MB
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Public health interventions are regularly accused of “paternalism,” because they tend to use the power of the state on behalf of the health of individuals to compel them to modify their behaviour. The purpose of this document is to equip public health actors to conduct an ethical analysis of policies that are said to be paternalistic. It aims to provide the conceptual tools needed to identify paternalistic policies and assess the ethical burden with which they may be associated. The document also offers practitioners a clear and structured approach intended to guide ethical deliberation about paternalistic policies.

This framework is an adaptation of the briefing note entitled How Can We (and Why Should We) Analyze the Ethics of Paternalistic Policies in Public Health? (Bellefleur & Keeling, 2018). It aims to promote practical use of the ideas from that longer document.

An Ethics Framework for Analyzing Paternalism in Public Health Policies and Interventions
9 pages
 1.6 MB

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The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.