263897 Complementary role of public health ethics and public health law

Sunday, October 28, 2012 : 3:40 PM - 4:00 PM

Leslie Wolf, JD, MPH , College of Law, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
The purpose of this presentation will be to describe the complementary roles of public health ethics and public health law and how these two fields can best work together to address ethical issues in public health practice. Examples will be included to illustrate how both law and ethics approach decision making.

Learning Areas:
Ethics, professional and legal requirements

Learning Objectives:
Learning Objective: Demonstrate how public health ethics and law can work together to address ethical challenges.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am an associate professor of law at Georgia State University. I am also a member of the Ethics Subcommittee of the CDC Advisory Committee to the Director, and I have taught and conducted research in the areas of medical, public health, and research law and ethics since 1998.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.