The Public Health Code of Ethics (Public Health Ethics, Module 3)

Fee:None
Length: 35 minutes
Description:This module presents: the 12 principles for the ethical practice of public health; explanations and a practical application of each principle; and suggestions of how to use the Public Health Code of Ethics.

The module begins with a brief description of what a Code can and can't do, and the process by which the Public Health Code of Ethics was written.

This module, developed in partnership with the Program in Public Health Ethics at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is part of the "Public Health Ethics" training series developed to promote the ethical practice of public health by teaching about the ethical principles of public health and by providing resources for creating an ethical climate in public health agencies and schools of public health.
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This training was developed with the support of the Southeast Public Health Training Center (Southeast PHTC), a funded project of the Bureau of Health Professions in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA Cooperative Agreement 6UB6HP20182).
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Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Author and Narrator:

James C. Thomas, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Deputy Director for HIV and Infectious Diseases
MEASURE Evaluation Project, Carolina Population Center

NCIPH Reviewer:

Tanya Montoya, MPH, MCHES

Subject Matter Expert Reviewer:

James C. Thomas, MPH, PhD

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)

Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 1
Demonstrate ethical conduct in personal behavior and epidemiologic practice (VII.D.1)
Promote ethical conduct in organization's policies and practices, including emphasis on addressing health disparities (VII.D.2)
Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 2
Demonstrate ethical conduct in personal behavior and epidemiologic practice (VII.D.1)
Promote ethical conduct in organization's policies and practices, including emphasis on addressing health disparities (VII.D.2)
Make expectations of ethical conduct clear to team members (VII.D.3)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 1
8A1. Incorporates ethical standards of practice (e.g., Public Health Code of Ethics) into all interactions with individuals, organizations, and communities (8: Leadership & Systems Thinking Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 2
8B1. Incorporates ethical standards of practice (e.g., Public Health Code of Ethics) into all interactions with individuals, organizations, and communities (8: Leadership & Systems Thinking Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 3
8C1. Incorporates ethical standards of practice (e.g., Public Health Code of Ethics) into all interactions with individuals, organizations, and communities (8: Leadership & Systems Thinking Skills)

References

American Public Health Association. Principles of the Ethical Practice of Public Health. Retrieved November 15, 2007,from http://www.apha.org/NR/rdonlyres/1CED3CEA-287E-4185-9CBD-BD405FC60856/0/ethicsbrochure.pdf

Bell, F. Ethics, Conflicts, and Offices: A Guide for Local Officials. Chapel Hill, NC: Institute of Government, 1997.

Packard, RM. White Plague, Black Labor: Tuberculosis and the Political Economy of Health and Disease in South Africa. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989.

To Access and Complete This Training:

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