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Session: Inequality, Ethics and Human Rights
4029.0: Tuesday, November 07, 2006: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Inequality, Ethics and Human Rights
This session aims to consider different ethical dimensions of inequality and human rights, such as different conceptual approaches to inequality and human rights, ideological and moral foundations of inequality, and relevant quantitative and qualitative findings demonstrating why inequality is a matter of ethical concern to public health. The session will explore emerging themes of inequality and human rights such as genetic research in public health, rights of sexually diverse populations and sexual minorities, and human rights issues raised by pharmaceutical company pricing systems that place the greatest burden on those with the fewest resources.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to: 1. Assess whether human rights provides an adequate ethical foundation for public health. 2. Describe ethical dimensions of inequality and implications for public health. 3. Analyze three case studies involving inequality and human rights in emerging themes in public health, including genetic data collection, the rights of sexually diverse populations, and unequal access to pharmaceuticals due to industry pricing systems.
Moderator(s):Robert Hood, PhD
8:30 AMDo human rights provide an adequate moral framework for public health?: A critical appraisal
Katherine Wasson, PhD, MPH
8:45 AMPharmaceutical practices, health equality, and work place ethics  [ Recorded presentation ]
Beatrice E. Manning, PhD, Charles M. Alcorn, DS
9:00 AMGenetic data collection: Legal & ethical considerations
Michele Goodwin, JD, LLM
9:15 AMA Threat to Others?: A Framework for Applying Liberty Restrictions to Tuberculosis and HIV  [ Recorded presentation ]
Dwayne Turner, PhD, JD, MPH, Kimberly Tendrich, JD
9:30 AMWhat happened to the "S" in sexual and reproductive health and rights: Building consensus on sexual rights within the IPPF/WHR community
Angela Heimburger, MPH, Kate Rath
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Ethics Forum
Endorsed by:Caucus on Homelessness; Health Law Forum; Maternal and Child Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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