Public Health Ethics: An Introduction and Interactive Discussion of Cases
The NCCHPP participated in the annual National Community Health Nurses of Canada conference, held in Toronto from June 16 to 18, 2010. This was an opportunity for us to engage with community health nurses and to learn more about their interests, particularly as they relate to healthy public policies.
On June 18, Christopher McDougall, research officer for the NCCHPP, hosted a networking Café. This session was an opportunity to explore public health ethics, specifically in the context of community health nurses' professional activities.
The session began with a short introduction to the field and then turned to the historical development and philosophical underpinnings of public health ethics, some proposed frameworks for linking moral theory with public health practice, and the opportunities for intersectoral and interdisciplinary action that are created by such a connection.
The presentation was followed by a facilitated discussion of a sample of case studies that can be used to help identify, analyze and articulate well-reasoned responses to ethical issues arising in community health nursing practice.
Click here to learn more about this conference.
Click here to read NCCHPP public health ethics resources.