Public health professionals operate under moral imperative to ensure and protect the public’s health. However, the basic values that support public health decisions inherent in its practice have rarely been articulated. Epidemics and disasters have caused the field to be more aware of the values at stake when individual rights and the public good come in conflict. Exploring these complex questions has caused academic leaders and practitioners alike to call for more attention to the fundamental ethical underpinnings of the field.
EthAssist™ provides specific attention to vulnerable populations, mental health, and preparedness planning through both its Knowledge-ICB and Tools-ICB components. Including: