4408.0 Children at Risk and the Ethics of Protection: The Cases of Rubella, Lead Poisoning, and Mumps

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
This panel presents three cases from recent history in which the protection of children raised complicated ethical questions. Examining the marketing of the rubella vaccine in the 1970s, a Johns Hopkins study on lead paint abatement in the 1990s, and the public health framing of mumps in the 1960s can shed light on elements of public health practice that may be ethically troubling.
Session Objectives: Analyze the ethics and the history of controversies over children's' health threats including rubella, lead paint poisoning, and mumps
James Colgrove, PhD, MPH
James Colgrove, PhD, MPH

Lead Wars: The politics of science and the fate of America's children
David Rosner, PhD and Gerald Markowitz, PhD

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Organized by: Medical Care
Endorsed by: Ethics SPIG, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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