Introduction gives reader direction.2.
Summary/conclusion is clear and concise.3.
Fundamental issues described but limited originality of arguments and few critical judgments.4.
Limited literature sources are utilized (current and/or classic).5.
Writing style is fluent and some evidence of individuality and clarity.6.
Overall presentation of paper is neat and minor errors in syntax, spelling, etc. (i.e. properEnglish language usage), and follows APA format.
The main text for the course is
Public Health Law & Ethics: A Reader
edition,2010) edited by Lawrence O. Gostin (hereinafter “Gostin”).
COURSE CALENDAR AND READINGModule 1. The Public’s Health
Gostin, Chapter 1 (23-58).SOURCES: Ali H. Mokdad et al.,
Actual Causes of Death in the United States
, / • GeoffreyRose,
Sick Individuals and Sick Populations
/ • Dan Beauchamp,
Community: The Neglected Tradition of Public Health
/ • Norman Daniels, Bruce Kennedy, and Ichiro Kawachi,
Justice IsGood for Our Health
/ • Lawrence O. Gostin and Madison Powers,
What Does Social Justice Require for the Public’s Health? Public Health Ethics and Policy Imperatives
/ • Lawrence O.Gostin, Jo Ivey Boufford, and Rose Marie Martinez,
The Future of the Public’s Health: Vision,Values, and Strategies
.Some Online Discussion Questions:
What is “public health”?
What are the core values of public health?
How have perspectives on the public health system changed? Why?
What is “social justice” and what does it require for the public health?
What are some of the court-imposed limits on government in protecting the health andsafety of the public?
Can there be good reasons for public health paternalism in a democracy?
Are health and safety individual interests, or are they also common and shared ends?