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NCCHPP & NCCMT Webinar - Priority-setting in Public Health: Evidence and Ethics in Decision-making
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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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Olivier Bellefleur

Michael Keeling

Webinar - Priority-setting in Public Health: Evidence and Ethics in Decision-making
In this webinar, co-presented by NCCHPP and NCCMT, and featuring Dr. Megan Ward from Peel Public Health, participants discussed the evidence and ethics of a case involving choosing among interventions in order to best respond to public health priorities.
February 2017.  Description. PPT  1.8 MB Recording 1:30. Adobe Presenter
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Presenters:
 
Dr. Megan Ward, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel - Public Health.
Michael Keeling and Olivier Bellefleur, Research Officers at the NCCHPP.
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The webinar, co-presented by the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy and the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools, featured a case involving a program that a public health unit is expected to support but whose effectiveness is not supported by evidence. This webinar was offered on February 21, 2017.

Our goal was to explore the issues related to program-level decision making in situations where there are many available options, with diverse target populations, effects, evidential support as well as proponents backing them. This range of choices unfolds in a decision-making context in which one cannot focus on everything and must make difficult choices about how to allocate limited resources. After discussing such decision-making from the perspective of a public health unit, we used an ethics framework in order to guide ethical deliberation in which participants could:

  • Identify ethical values and issues that are pertinent to the case,
  • Consider how some conflicts may arise between values,
  • Think about how to balance those conflicts in order to decide what needs to be done.

This webinar was intended to be of interest for public health practitioners, managers and decision makers as well as for a general audience.

Priority-setting in Public Health: Evidence and Ethics in Decision-making
52 slides
 1.8 MB
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Watch and listen to the recording of the webinar
Duration: 1:30. Format: Adobe Presenter

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This was the third in a series of webinars presented by the NCCHPP in collaboration with our colleagues at the NCCs for public health. This series focuses on combining evidence and ethics to improve decision making in diverse sectors of public health practice. Our goal is to help practitioners to incorporate ethical perspectives into their everyday practices, including longer-term decision-making, with webinars designed to be relevant for practitioners and decision makers in the various areas served by the different NCCs.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at: ncchpp_training@inspq.qc.ca
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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.