This module will center its discussion on the tension between the rights of the individual and claims of public health as they have surfaced in infectious disease control. The focus will be on: screening to uncover the presence of disease; surveillance and reporting of those with disease to public health registries; contact tracing; mandatory treatment of those with infectious conditions; vaccination of children to prevent the acquisition of disease; and quarantine or isolation of those whose biological condition or behavior pose a threat to the public health

Provides a background description of the ethical issue;
Addresses how professionalism will be required to address this concern;
Discusses how the legal standards of health care practice come into play and
Describes how interdisciplinary collaboration can be achieved through leadership and community stewardship to address this ethical issue


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