To Share or Not to Share? Secondary Use in Public Health Emergencies
Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Population and Public Health. (2012). Population and Public Health Ethics: Cases from Research, Policy, and Practice. University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics: Toronto, ON.
186 Pages Posted: 4 Aug 2015 Last revised: 2 Aug 2017
Date Written: 2012
The field of public health in Canada is evolving. Over the past 10 years, new structures have been created, including our respective organizations, training opportunities have grown, through programs and Schools of Public Health, and the importance of public health in preventing disease, promoting equity and intervening at the population level has been increasingly recognized and reinforced. In the midst of such change, there is a growing need to consider the ethical foundations for and implications of our work. This casebook is a joint effort of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)’s Institute of Population and Public Health, the CIHR-Ethics Office, the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy, and Public Health Ontario. Though our organizations serve different mandates and constituencies, we share a commitment to advancing the field of population and public health (PPH) ethics in Canada and globally and have each undertaken a number of activities to this end. We have repeatedly heard that there is a need for resources to support discussion and debate around ethical dilemmas in population and public health. This casebook aims, in part, to respond to this need, through a collection of realistic cases from PPH research, policy and practice.
Keywords: Research, Policy, Practice, Population and Public Health, Ethics, Public Health Emergency, Research Ethics Board
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