Ethics and Public Health: Model Curriculum Released
The Ethics and Public Health: Model Curriculum was developed in 2003 for use by SPH faculty. The project was a collaborative effort between ASPH, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and The Hastings Center. The concept for the model curriculum grew from a rising interest in the ethical, legal, and social aspects of public health policy and practice. With this interest came a demand for the teaching of ethics in SPH and for the resource materials to support it. Ethics education is needed both in pre-professional degree and certificate programs, and in settings of continuing professional education. The Curriculum is intended as a resource to enhance and encourage thoughtful, well informed, and critical discussions of ethical issues in the field of public health.
The project brought together teachers of ethics from nearly every school of public health, other experts in ethics and public health, and representatives of the government and the public health practice community. The curriculum consists of self-contained units or modules, each written by a leading expert on the topic in question, and each containing resources for classroom use--an analysis of the ethical question, several case studies with commentary for discussion, resources for further study and research, and the like. For more information, email MStadtler@asph.org.
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