Ethical Use of Liberty-restricting Public Health Measures

In Ethics and Ebola: Public Health Planning and Response, the Bioethics Commission emphasized the importance of grounding  public health policies in the best available scientific evidence, and implementing measures that restrict individual or community  liberties only when they are required  to  protect  public  health. This case study illustrates how public health professionals consider the ethical components of restrictive measures as a major outbreak unfolds.

Download case study here.

Download the introduction to public health case studies here.

Ethically Sound Episodes

The Bioethics Commission has launched a new podcast series entitled Ethically Sound.  

Each podcast is playable direct online from the link(s) below or from SoundCloud, iTunes or the Ethically Sound Playlist on Youtube.  Follow the hashtag #EthicallySound for launch announcements.

Safeguarding Children

Ethics and Ebola

Anticipate and Communicate

Privacy & Progress

Gray Matters

New Directions

Moral Science

Ethically Impossible

Bioethics for Every Generation

Charting a Path Forward

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