CASE_MPH522_MOD 3

Module 3 – Case

Ethics of Public Health Policies

Case Assignment

For this Case Assignment, write a 3- to 4-page essay in which you address the following:

Discuss the application of the following ethical theories/principles to public health. Provide recent examples within the field of public health which are consistent or inconsistent with these principles:

Utilitarianism

Distributive Justice

Paternalism

Carter, Entwistle, & Little (2015) wrote:

Our analysis suggests a better response to nanny-state accusations. This involves acknowledging the normative significance of paternalism, critiquing the libertarian conception of autonomy entailed in nanny-state accusations, presenting the relational alternative, and explaining how public health interventions can positively support the self-determination, self-governance and self-authorization that are necessary for autonomy.
  • What does this statement mean? Provide arguments for or against this viewpoint.

 

Assignment Expectations

Length: Assignment should be between 3 and 4 pages (750-1000 words) in length, excluding the cover page and the reference list.

Assessment and Grading: Your paper will be assessed based on the performance assessment grading rubric that is linked within the course. Review it before you begin working on the assignment. Your work should adhere to the MSHS Assignment Expectations.

 

Ethics and Public Health – DISCUSSION

Can ethical principles and policies that serve as the bases for public health laws mutually and simultaneously co-exist? Please discuss.

 

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