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