What is “compound disadvantage”? Why does it matter ethically?
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• Are the 10 essential services of public health ethical? Why or why not?
• Find two examples not presented in class of public health behaving unethically, and state why that behavior is/was unethical.
• We all think of ourselves as autonomous beings able to make decisions of our own volition. What controls your health behaviors? Are you solely responsible for engaging in physical activity, getting your vaccinations, or eating well?
• Do you think health policy in the U.S. tends to be medicalized? If so, is this a problem? Why or why not?
• Why does it matter whether access to health care is a prime determinant of health and its distribution?
• How do we distinguish between health inequalities that are morally tolerable and those which are not?
• What is “compound disadvantage”? Why does it matter ethically?
• Why is health equity a contested concept? Does it matter that health ethicists find the idea problematic? Why or why not?
• How do social and economic conditions influence health behaviors?
• Does the social patterning of health behaviors matter morally? Why or why not?
• Provide two examples of ways in which individual or community-based public health practitioners can act on the social determinants of health.
• How likely is it than an HiAP approach can effectively change upstream social and economic decisions? Explain your answer
• Describe the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and evaluate the ethics of it by using the 3-step approach.
• Briefly review the article, “Ethical Failures and History Lessons: The U.S. Public Health Service Research Studies in Tuskegee and Guatemala” by Susan Reverby.
• Michael is a 42 year old, Senior VP of Communication at Cerner. He is married, has 3 teenage kids, and a hyperactive 1 year old border collie. He is training for the Ironman World Championships. He engages in at least 20 hours of aerobic physical activity weekly. – Using rational choice theory, explain why he is activity and if it is ethical for public health individuals to deliver a physical activity intervention to him to improve his health.
• Using a Social Determinants Framework, and the 3-step approach to public health ethics, explain the ethics of the following case: Miguel is an 18-year old, Hispanic, high school student from Garden City, Kansas. He is smart, driven, and wants to make the world a better place. However, Garden City doesn’t offer many opportunities for advancement. Poverty, inequality, and racism are very prominent in Garden City. Miguel can’t see a future in his hometown and he decides that his only choice is to join the military. Upon arrival at Lackland Air Force Base, his hair is shaved, he is forced to exercise, and his is vaccinated and prophylactically treated for any infection without his consent.
• Explain corporate social responsibility and why some CEOs of large corporations are engaging in social responsibility regardless of the ethical outcomes?
• What does Katy’s article of park availability and equity find in Kansas City? How is this related to individual and societal responsibility in engaging in physical activity?
• Are the 10 essential services of public health ethical?
• What did the Whitehall Study say about socioeconomic position and overall mortality? Are the findings applicable to the present-day United States? Why or why not?
• Are gay men a vulnerable population? Review the videos, including “How to Survive a Plague” and discuss if gay men are a vulnerable group.
• Page 305 Case 2 – What is the difference between this case study and conducting research in KC on vulnerable pops?
• Why don’t low-income countries have clean, safe drinking water? Is it unethical that they don’t have clean water? Who is responsible for ensuring the public has clean water?
• Africa has the highest rate of HIV in the world. Why is this the case? What is it about the citizens of Africa that causes a higher rate? What other factors are responsible? Remember: being ethnocentric is not acceptable in your response. If you are blatantly ethnocentric, you will receive a zero.
• What are the differences in approaches to global health? Which approach is the most limiting? Which is the best? Which should be used to change health standards for those from low-income countries?