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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

Workshop - Analyzing the Ethics of Paternalism in Public Health: Applying and Testing a New Framework - TOPHC 2017
The NCCHPP's Michael Keeling and Olivier Bellefleur offered a 90-minute workshop at the Ontario Public Health Convention, on March 31, 2017.
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This workshop, organized by the NCCHPP, took place in Toronto on March 31, 2017, during the Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC).

In this interactive workshop, we discussed an accessible way of analyzing paternalism in public health in order to understand it, to contextualize the issues it raises, and to help participants to balance paternalism among other issues and values. This approach allowed participants to approach paternalism with a sufficient degree of nuance so as to go (or to lead others) far beyond all-or-nothing thinking.

After discussing why paternalistic policies and interventions are so attractive in public health as well as why we have to be so cautious about using them, we invited participants to test out a new framework by applying it to a case. This framework was designed to help practitioners and decision makers to navigate the ethical issues arising from paternalistic policies and interventions as an aid to deciding what to do.

Analyzing the Ethics of Paternalism in Public Health: Applying and Testing a New Framework
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To learn more about this event, have a look at the Convention's website.
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