Public Health Case Studies Introduction

Distinctive features of public health can heighten certain ethical considerations and generate ethical questions that differ from those in clinical medicine or research. The Bioethics Commission developed case studies based on its work that provide an educational opportunity to analyze scenarios similar to those that public health professionals might encounter.

Download case studies introduction here.


Additional public health case studies:


Education Tag

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

This is a work of the U.S. Government and is not subject to copyright protection in the United States. Foreign copyrights may apply.