Law and Ethics in Public Health (Public Health Ethics, Module 4)

Fee:None
Length: 35 minutes
Description:Although we often think of laws as the way a society encodes its ethics, there are actually some important differences between law and ethics.

This module presents: the relation between law and ethics; the federal, state, and local legal powers in public health; and how public health ethics relates to the powers given to public health by the law.

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.)

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 1
7A1. Describes the structures, functions, and authorizations of governmental public health programs and organizations (7: Financial Planning & Management Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 2
7B1. Explains the structures, functions, and authorizations of governmental public health programs and organizations (7: Financial Planning & Management Skills)
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
1.6. Act within the scope of one's legal authority.

References

Gostin, L. Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 2001. Retrieved November 15, 2007, from http://www.turningpointprogram.org/Pages/pdfs/publications/gostin.pdf

Grad, F. The Public Health Law Manual. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association.

To Access and Complete This Training:

To create a login ID and password for the NCIPH Training Website, click on the Create An Account link. If you have previously created an account, click on the Login to Training Link. Please read over the information on this page first.