Ethics Education in Public Health: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going? - Summary
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.

Ethics Education in Public Health: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going? - Summary               
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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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