PUBLIC HEALTH DISCUSSION (Ethics in Public Health
Due 9/5 8 p.m est
400 words not including title & min 3 ref APA
Ethics in health care date back to the times of Hippocrates. However, the importance of ethics was not fully appreciated in health research until after World War II. At that time, Nazi scientists performed brutal medical experiments on concentration camp prisoners. These experiments included research on hypothermia, high altitude, seawater, sulfanilamide, and tuberculosis (Cohen). Hundreds of prisoners died in these experiments. Yet the scientific data generated from the experiments has contributed significantly to advancing the science of medicine. To this day, many researchers continue to struggle with ethical questions over the use of the Nazis’ experimental data. How does one balance ethics with the greater public good?
For this Discussion, review the focus on the case studies presented in the article by Osrin, et al., “Ethical Challenges in Cluster Randomized Controlled Trials: Experiences From Public Health Interventions in Africa and Asia.” Consider the ethical issues in conducting epidemiological research in developing countries and how they might influence the implementation of public health strategies. Finally, think about how you might balance ethical use of epidemiological data and the need to protect your community.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post an explanation of the ethical issues illustrated in the article(ATTACHED). Imagine that you obtained secondary epidemiological data that support a policy change that may positively impact your community. Now, you learn that the data were obtained unethically. Explain what action you might take. Support your position using scholarly resources.
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