APHA Books Showcase Ethical Issues in Public Health Practice
Johnson, Teddi Dineley, The Nation's Health
DURING the past decade, ethical issues in public health research and practice have grown to occupy a prominent place in the public health landscape. With the release of new editions of two APHA-published books, "Ethics in Epidemiology and Public Health Practice" and "Case Studies in Public Health Ethics," students and public health professionals will be even better equipped to identify and solve a variety of ethics-related concerns.
Important advances in public health ethics have occurred at a rapid pace since the start of the decade, said Steven Coughlin, PhD, MPH, the books' author.
"The goal of both books is to update readers about these important developments," said Coughlin, a senior epidemiologist at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C., and an adjunct professor of epidemiology at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health.
The second edition of "Ethics in Epidemiology and Public Health Practice" updates and expands the topics covered in the first edition, Coughlin said. An anthology of articles written or coauthored by Coughlin, the book covers topics such as ethical issues in epidemiologic research, public health practice, ethics instruction and ethics guidelines for epidemiologists. The book also discusses a number of theoretical and applied aspects of public health ethics at public health agencies and institutions, including general ethical principles and organizational ethics. …