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Course Title:
Ethics in Public Health
Format: Satellite
Cost (US $): none
Credit Types Offered:

1 hour of CHES
1 hour of CME
1 contact hour of CNE

Course Description: Dr. Lawrence Gostin, Professor and Director, Center for Law and the Public's Health at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities with talk about the many dilemmas public health professionals have to deal due to their varied, and sometimes conflicting, roles as government officials, health professionals, and advocates for human health and justice. This presentation will discuss the challenges and dilemmas faced by public health professionals in two realms: public health and ethics. Ethics in public health is concerned not so much with the character of professionals as with the ethical dimensions of the public health enterprise itself. Here, we think about decision making in creating and implementing public health policy. This kind of "applied" ethics is situation or case oriented, seeking to understand morally appropriate decisions in concrete cases. It requires thought about the potential conflicts between civil liberties and property rights on the one hand and prevention and emergency preparedness on the other.
Subject Area(s):
Legal/ Ethical
Target Audience(s): Administrators/Managers
Health Officials
Public Health Staff - general
Sponsor/Offerer: T2B2 - University at Albany School of Public Health
Starting Date: November 21, 2002
Ending Date: November 21, 2002
9 am - 10 am EST
Special Notes: Registration required for sites only. No individual registration required.
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Contact Name: Lauren Bachner
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November 14, 2002
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