PHESC's Public Health Ethics offerings
PHESC has extensive offerings in the Effective Public Health Practice Foundational Standard. We've listed everything on our website now -- let us know if you have trouble with any of the links. Here are the listings in the Public Health Ethics theme.
- National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy:Introduction to Public Health Ethics 1: Background / Introduction à l'éthique en santé publique
This document defines public health and reviews the history and development of public health ethics, including its philosophical underpinnings
- Watch for an online course on this topic later in 2019
- National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy: Recorded webinar - Public Health Ethics and Equity: Naming and Navigating Ethical Issues in Public Health Practice / Diapositives - L'éthique en santé publique et l'équité : Nommer et aborder les enjeux éthiques dans la pratique en santé publique
In this webinar, presenter Dr. Bernie Pauly shared insights drawn from the Equity Lens in Public Health research project into some of the ethical issues practitioners face in addressing health inequities in public health practice, as well as some means for navigating these issues within health organizations. / Au cours de ce webinaire, la présentatrice Anne Guichard, a partagé les réflexions tirées du projet de recherche Equity Lens in Public Health (ELPH) concernant certains enjeux éthiques rencontrés par les acteurs de santé publique lorsqu'ils abordent des questions d'équité dans leur pratique, de même que des façons de naviguer dans ces enjeux à l'intérieur des organisations de santé.
- National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy:Introduction to Public Health Ethics 2: Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations / Introduction à l'éthique en santé publique 2 : fondements philosophiques et théoriques
This document offers an overview of various theoretical perspectives informing public health ethics, including its philosophical underpinnings. / Ce document offre un survol de différentes perspectives théoriques qui informent l'éthique en santé publique, dont ses fondements philosophiques.
- National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy:Introduction to Public Health Ethics 3: Frameworks for Public Health Ethics / Introduction à l'éthique en santé publique 3 : cadres d'éthique en santé publique
This document introduces, compares and critiques eight ethics frameworks for public health. / Ce document présente, compare et critique huit cadres d'éthique en santé publique
- National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy:Collection of Adapted Summaries of Public Health Ethics Frameworks and Very Short Case Studies / Série de résumés de cadres de référence éthique en santé publique et études de cas
- National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy:Population and Public Health Ethics: Cases from research, policy, and practice / Éthique en santé publique et des populations : Cas tirés de la recherche, des politiques et de la pratique
This Casebook features 16 cases on population and public health ethics that are accompanied by an invited case discussion. / Ce recueil de cas présente 16 cas en éthique de santé publique et des populations, chacun étant accompagné d'un commentaire écrit par un expert invité.
See you at Public Health 2019!
PHESC will be in Ottawa next week at the Public Health 2019 conference! Look for our poster outlining the results of our needs assessment on Tuesday, May 30 during the Poster Presentation Session 1.
Every month, we'll be highlighting one of our PHESC partners. This month, we're pleased to introduce Michael Keeling from the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP).
Where do you live? I live in Montréal in a neighbourhood called Villeray. It’s about an hour’s walk north of Mont-Royal and downtown, near Parc Jarry and Jean-Talon Market. I am also lucky enough to live just a short walk from my workplace.
Where do you work? I work at the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP), hosted by the Institut national de santé publique du Québec. We focus on policies that influence health, usually through the social determinants of health, and on how people in public health can engage in policy development with other sectors to improve health. In our view, both evidence and values are important to take into account to inform decision making.
What are some current projects that you’re working on? We have been developing an introduction to public health ethics in order to make practical ethics more accessible for practitioners, managers and others in the public health sector. Everyone faces ethical decisions in their day to day work and we want to provide some orientation, some help with navigating ethical issues in decision making as well as access to tools and other resources. Among other things, we are developing an open-access online course that will be coming out in 2019-2020.
What are you most excited for as a PHESC partner? I’m glad that ethics is among the PHESC priorities and hope that we can be useful in helping to advance equity and other important values as best we can. I consider it to be good news any time people say it is important to take the time to learn more about ethics and to prioritize the time to practice and advance ethical literacy. That’s something we can all benefit from.
What long-term impact do you hope PHESC will have on the public health workforce in Ontario? PHESC's activities will translate directly into a more effective workforce. First, there are the skills gained through training (that goes without saying) but there are also the connections between resource organizations and health units. Both of these factors will produce benefits for Ontarians for years to come.
What is your favourite season and why? I tend to like whichever season we happen to be in, but if I have to choose, I will take fall: for the air, for the smell of the leaves, for the Canada Geese on the move. However, it’s not easy put fall ahead of spring, due again to the Geese on the move, but also for the lilac bushes that line the streets in my neighbourhood. They will bloom in mid-May, and when they do they are glorious…and it is almost unimaginable when you look at those bushes in April.
A photo shot by Michael on the Great Lakes
Ottawa, Canada | 12&13 June 2019
Join over 600 healthcare, community, social care, policy and research colleagues this June in Ottawa for Community Health Connections 2019, co-hosted by the Canadian Association of Community Health Centres and the Alliance for Healthier Communities.
- Early bird registration rates until April 26
- See the website for program, registration, hotels, travel, and more