Portland-State-University 2022-2023 Bulletin

CPH 531 Social Context of Public Health Policy

Public health ethics is a weighing and balancing of the needs of the community with the rights of the individual. Therefore, this course will involve both intra-reflective and interreflective examination of the social and structural inequalities and injustices within our society, locally and globally, and how they affect policy and ethical practice in public health. The relationship of human rights to health and how human rights cut across law, ethics, policies, and advocacy in public health is examined. The role of a human rights perspective will also be addressed as an important part of international health practice.


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