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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.

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

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.

Olivier Bellefleur

Michael Keeling

Knowledge to Action: Engage, Enable, Inspire
The Centre presented a workshop in Public Health Ethics at the National Community Health Nurses of Canada Conference, June 2010.
Published in October, 2010. DescriptionDownload. 1.42 MB.
Public Health Ethics: An Introduction and Interactive Discussion of Cases

The NCCHPP participated in the annual National Community Health Nurses of Canada conference, held in Toronto from June 16 to 18, 2010. This was an opportunity for us to engage with community health nurses and to learn more about their interests, particularly as they relate to healthy public policies. 

On June 18, Christopher McDougall, research officer for the NCCHPP, hosted a networking Café. This session was an opportunity to explore public health ethics, specifically in the context of community health nurses' professional activities.

Public Health Ethics: Relevant from a Community Health Perspective?
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The session began with a short introduction to the field and then turned to the historical development and philosophical underpinnings of public health ethics, some proposed frameworks for linking moral theory with public health practice, and the opportunities for intersectoral and interdisciplinary action that are created by such a connection.

The presentation was followed by a facilitated discussion of a sample of case studies that can be used to help identify, analyze and articulate well-reasoned responses to ethical issues arising in community health nursing practice.

Click here to learn more about this conference.

Click here to read NCCHPP public health ethics resources


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