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Session: Vaccinations, Human Rights, and Public Health Interventions
4317.0: Tuesday, November 07, 2006: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Vaccinations, Human Rights, and Public Health Interventions
Public health interventions often appear to compromise individual rights, such as the right to refuse treatment, for the sake of the health of the community. The question of when, if ever, it is necessary to mandate public health interventions for the sake of the community will be explored from a variety of perspectives with the goal of identifying what human rights, if any, must be compromised for the sake of the publics' health, and how the concept of the "least restrictive alternative" should be applied to mandatory public health interventions.
Learning Objectives: Differentiate public health from medical interventions. Assess the impact of public health interventions on individual liberty. Assess the human rights impacts of public health interventions.
Moderator(s):Patricia A. Roche, JD
4:30 PMForensic epidemiology and individual rights
Ross D. Silverman, JD, MPH
4:45 PMBeyond Compensation: Using Torts to Promote Public Health  [ Recorded presentation ]
Elizabeth A. Weeks, JD
5:00 PMAn ethical framework for vaccine mandates  [ Recorded presentation ]
Robert I. Field, JD, MPH, PhD
5:15 PMEssential communication in the context of public health emergency detection and response  [ Recorded presentation ]
Patricia Sweeney, JD, MPH, RN, Michael P. Allswede, DO
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Health Law Forum
Endorsed by:Epidemiology
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA