Public Health Ethics

The core of public health ethics issues the ethical justification of policies, programs, and also the law to shield and promote public health. Because public health encompasses broad social programs and public policies, such as the provision of clean fluoridated water and bans on public smoking, questions regarding the justification of paternalistic interventions, honest distribution of health, and responsibility for health are distinguished. Discrete patient care interventions (e.g., vaccinations) conjointly contribute to public health, and tough moral queries will arise for health care practitioners.

  • • Resource Allocation & Priority Setting
  • Disease Prevention & Control
  • Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
  • Environmental & Occupational Public Health
  • Vulnerability and Marginalized Populations
  • International Collaboration for Global Public Health
  • Public Health Research