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Repertoire - Ethics Frameworks for Public Health 

Utilitarianism in Public Health
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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.


Michael Keeling

Public Health Ethics and COVID-19: Selected Websites
Here you will find varied resources relevant to Covid-19 and ethics: a number of websites with multiple links or other resources. We will add to this list over time. Please send an email to let us know about additional websites or articles:
Last updated in October, 2020. Description.

American Medical Association
Covid-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) Resource Center for Physicians

American Medical Association Journal of Ethics
Covid-19 Ethics Resource Center

Bioethical Inquiry
Social and Ethical Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic—Part 1
Bioethics Toolkit Resources for Covid-19

Toolkit: Bioethics and Race #BlackBioethics

Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics – at Harvard T. H. Chan School for Public Health
Covid-19 and Health Inequities: Seminar Series

Centre de recherche en éthique de l'Université de Montréal
Billets de la pandémie (blog articles in French and in English).

Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto (C4E@UofT)
Ethics of COVID

Columbia University Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics
Covid-19 Ethics: Health, Inequality, and Justice

Council of Europe

Cunningham, T.
Pandemic Ethics Literature (Google Drive).

Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Covid-19 Webinars (YouTube channel & playlist).

Duke University Press, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
Covid-19 Articles

Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University
Covid-19 Response White Papers

Éthique et pandémie
Articles Éthique & Pandémie (in French).

Global Health Network
Epidemic Ethics

Gouvernement du Québec, Commission de l'éthique en science et en technologie
Enjeux éthiques liés à la pandémie de COVID-19 (in French).

Hastings Center
Ethics Resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Impact Ethics
Search categories: Covid-19; Coronavirus

Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Coronavirus Ethics and Policy Insights and Resources

Johns Hopkins SNF Agora Institute
SNF Agora Conversations: The Politics and Policy of COVID-19 (webcast series).

Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto
Covid-19 Bioethics Resources

The Lancet
Covid-19 Resource Centre

Nova Scotia Health Ethics Network (NSHEN)
Covid-19 Resources

Nuffield Council on Bioethics
Health and Society: Covid-19

Politics of Health Group
Covid-19 Repository

Public Health Agency of Canada
Public health ethics framework: A guide for use in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada – Selected resources

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Coronavirus Pandemic (Covid-19)

Science for the People
COVID-19: Political Articles and Resources (Google docs).

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