New Book: Public Health Ethics: Cases Spanning the Globe

In Uncategorized on April 22, 2016 at 10:16 am

Dr. A.M. Viens co-authored two case studies with Maxwell Smith in the new book, Public Health Ethics: Cases Spanning the Globe (Springer), published this month.  One case study is on critical care triage in pandemics and the other case study is on mass evacuations for public health emergencies. This work is part of Dr. Viens’ on-going and larger research agenda on ethical and legal issues surrounding disasters and emergencies.

Dr. Drue H. Barrett, Lead of the Public Health Ethics Unit at the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, is the lead editor on the project. The book is available in hardback, as well as electronically as a free, open-access publication

Book synopsis: “This book highlights the ethical issues and dilemmas that arise in the practice of public health. It is also a tool to support instruction, debate, and dialogue regarding public health ethics… There are few practical training resources for public health practitioners, especially resources which include discussion of realistic cases which are likely to arise in the practice of public health. This work discusses these issues on a case to case basis and helps create awareness and understanding of the ethics of public health care. The main audience for the casebook is public health practitioners, including front-line workers, field epidemiology trainers and trainees, managers, planners, and decision makers who have an interest in learning about how to integrate ethical analysis into their day to day public health practice.”            

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