Bryn Williams-Jones - Laying the Groundwork for a Public Health Ethics

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  • Sujet : Cours du Master Ethique
  • Date de parution : 24/01/2018
  • Durée : 2 h 7 min
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Public health ethics is a relatively new specialty in bioethics that focuses on the socio-ethical and political implications associated with public health policies and practices; it also analyses the principles and values that guide actions designed to promote health and prevent injuries and illnesses in the population. In this course, students will be introduced to various ethically challenging aspects of contemporary public health practice, such as issues in health promotion and disease prevention (e.g., use of moralising messaging), risk management in a context of scientific uncertainty (e.g., disease hype, use of the precautionary principle), justice in access to health (e.g., social determinants), epidemics and immunization (e.g., obligatory vaccination, quarantine). Students will also examine a variety of analytic ethics frameworks developed over the last decade, and specifically adapted to public health, to see how and where they are best applicable. Students will thus complete this module with an understanding of the particular ethical challenges raised in public health, and a familiarity with a range of ethical tools that can be used to address these challenges, in practice.


Bryn Williams-Jones, Full Professor and Director of the Bioethics Program, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, Université de Montréal



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