TOPIC: Public Health Laws and Ethical Implications
Public health laws and regulations are often passed in response to human-caused or natural disasters or the spread of an infectious disease or other health epidemic. Select a law or regulation that was passed after a significant public health event or in response to an epidemic. In a 1,250-1,500 word paper, discuss the public health law or regulation and describe its impact on a community, including its ethical implications. Examples could include laws/regulations targeting smoking, obesity, healthy mothers and babies, vaccinations, etc. Include the following:
Introduction with an overview of the law/regulation, why it was passed, and how it was or is being implemented on the local, state, and/or federal level.
A discussion of who the law/regulation targets and how they are being impacted.
An evaluation of the efficacy of the law/regulation. Include evidence demonstrating whether it is or is not working.
A discussion of the law/regulations ethical implications-Do you think this law is fair and ethical in natural? It is being applied ethically/fairly? Were/are there any unforeseen/unintended consequences to be considered?
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide.
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Read Chapters 9 and 10 in Public Health Nursing: Practicing Population-Based Care. URL:https://www.gcumedia.com/digital-resources/jones-and-bartlett/2018/public-health-nursing_practicing-population-based-care_3e.php
Read “Fostering Nurses’ Moral Agency and Moral Identity: The Importance of Moral Community,” by Liaschenko and Peter, from Hastings Center Report (2016). URL:https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ccm&AN=118225080&site=ehost-live&scope=site
Read “Safeguarding the Public’s Health: Ethical Nursing,” by Rushton and Broome, from Hastings Center Report (2015). URL:https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ccm&AN=103880265&site=ehost-live&scope=site
Read “Laws & Regulations,” from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2010). URL: https://www.hhs.gov/regulations/index.html
Read ” Explore Legislation, Regulations & Policies,” from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2015).URL: https://www.cdc.gov/stltpublichealth/policy/legislation-regulation-policies.html
Read “Specific Laws and Regulations Governing the Control of Communicable Diseases,” from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2017).URL: https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/specificlawsregulations.html
Explore the Public Health Law Center at Mitchell Hamline School of Law website.URL: http://www.publichealthlawcenter.org
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