Public Health Ethics Training Materials
As part of CDC’s ongoing efforts to support state and local health departments, the Public Health Ethics Unit has developed a training manual to be used as a tool to strengthen public health ethics capacity at the local level. The manual includes an introduction to public health ethics, relevant case studies, suggestions for integrating ethics into health departments, and additional resources. The Student version of the manual may be downloaded here; the Facilitator version is available upon request.
GOOD DECISION MAKING IN REAL TIME: PRACTICAL PUBLIC HEALTH ETHICS FOR LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) announce the availability of a Web-on-Demand e-Learning
module, Good Decision Making in Real Time: Practical Public Health Ethics for Local Health Officials. Click here for informationword icon about the course, how to access the course, and how you may earn continuing education credits for completing the course.
Below are additional public health ethics cases that can be used in conjunction with the training manual – Good Decision Making in Real Time: Public Health Ethics Training for Local Health Departments:
- Emergency Preparedness: Impact of Regulatory Compliance and Resource Allocation Decisions on Laboratory Capacitypdf icon
- Ensuring Biosafety/Biosecurity during a Public Health Emergencypdf icon
- Short-course Zidovudine Compared to What? A Trial to Prevent Mother-to-Infant HIV Transmission
- Unsafe Injections: Duty to Warn?pdf icon
- Use of Restraint and Physical Force by First Responders: Duty to Investigate and Educate?pdf icon
- Ethical Considerations for Allocating Medical Countermeasures in an Anthrax Incidentpdf icon
- Policies for Restricting Use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) in Indoor Public Spacespdf icon
Public Health Ethics: Cases Spanning the Globe (2016). DH Barrett, LW Ortmann, A Dawson, C Saenz, A Reis, G Bolan (Eds.). Springer Open.
This open access book includes 40 cases that highlight a broad range of ethical issues and dilemmas that arise in the practice of public health. The casebook begins with an introduction to the basic concepts of public health ethics and describes important events that shaped the practice of public health. The cases are organized into chapters that discuss the following topics:
- Resource allocation and priority setting
- Disease prevention and control
- Chronic disease prevention and health promotion
- Environmental and occupational public health
- Vulnerability and marginalized populations
- International collaboration for global public health
- Public health research
You can access this book free of charge at Public Health Ethics: Cases Spanning the Globeexternal icon.