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Session: Ethics and Public Health
4308.0: Tuesday, November 07, 2006: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Ethics and Public Health
Public health ethics is distinct from clinical bioethics because of greater emphasis on the health of populations compared with that of individual patients, on health promotion and disease prevention, and by the need to balance public health against individual liberties. This session uses historical and current case studies to highlight cross-cutting central themes in public health ethics involving examples from disease control and emergency preparedness.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to: 1. Describe how the population orientation of public health ethics serves to distinguish it from the individual-patient-focus of clinical biomedical ethics. 2. Identify cross-cutting ethical issues concerning disease prevention and health promotion using examples from disease control and emergency preparedness. 3. Analyze historical and current case studies involving core issues in public health ethics, including disease control and emergency response.
Moderator(s):Thomas May, PhD
4:30 PMQuarantining prostitutes: Public health, civil liberties and venereal disease in World War II America  [ Recorded presentation ]
John L. Parascandola, PhD
4:45 PMHuman papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination: Some ethical issues
Angus J. Dawson, Maria Paola Dey
5:00 PMRoles and responsibilities of professional and lay volunteers in disaster response: Oral histories of 9/11 responsers  [ Recorded presentation ]
Kathleen Powderly, PhD, Lorraine C. Brooks, CEAP
5:15 PMHuman rights and special needs in a public health emergency  [ Recorded presentation ]
Joanna Weinberg, Marie Christine Yue, BA, Norman Fineman, PhD, Jerry Street, REHS, MPA, Holly Garcia
5:30 PMValues and morals of health interventions for drug users  [ Recorded presentation ]
Salaam Semaan, DrPH, Mary Leinhos, PhD, Don Des Jarlais, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Ethics Forum
Endorsed by:Health Law Forum; Occupational Health and Safety; Socialist Caucus

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