This document introduces, compares and critiques eight ethics frameworks for public health.

The purpose of this paper, the third in the series by Dr. Marjorie MacDonald of the University of Victoria, is to present, compare and critique selected ethics frameworks for public health, relating these to their theoretical and ethical foundations. A brief discussion about the future of public health ethics concludes the paper. An assumption underlying this work is that by providing public health practitioners and decision makers with some guidance about practical public health ethics frameworks, they will be supported in making difficult ethical decisions that are unique to public health practice.

Introduction to Public Health Ethics 3: Frameworks for Public Health Ethics
28 pages