Research and analysis
Public health ethics in practice
An overview of public health ethics for the UK Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework (PHSKF).
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This part of the PHSKF provides an introduction to public health ethics both as a philosophical field of enquiry and as an applied area that guides practice and policy.
This is a reference document supporting the public health workforce in their practice and:
- explains public health ethics with reference to the longer-standing field of bioethics
- indicates in greater depth, the scope of public health ethics as a field of philosophical enquiry
- explains the links between that field and public health ethics as a direct source of professional norms and standards