Short-Duration Intensive Training Program in Public Health Ethics
- Health, Ethics and Law (HEaL) Institute for Training, Research and Advocacy of Forum for Medical Ethics Society (FMES), Mumbai in collaboration with
- ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology (ICMR-NIE), Chennai, TN, India; Centre for Public Health, School of Health Systems Studies,
- Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, MH, India; and
- Centre for Policy Studies (CPS), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India
Days & Dates: Wednesday-Sunday, July 17-21, 2019; Time: 09:30–18:00 hours
Venue: Room Number 12, 1st Floor, Victor Menezes Convention Centre (VMCC) Building, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai.
About the course: The field of public health ethics is an emerging area within the broader discipline of bioethics. It has taken a shape of a niche area over about the past decade and a half.
We have developed public health ethics case studies from the Indian context and are complemented by those from other context relevant to the course content. These serve as one of the key resources for the course.
The course aims to equip course participants with knowledge and skills in public health ethics. They would serve as significant human resource to take the learnings to their own ecosystems and facilitate knowledge transfer in public health ethics in their organization and peer networks.
Goal:This training is aimed at enabling public health students and researchers; and public health practitioners to apply public health ethics frameworks and principles to reason out new, difficult, or ambiguous cases/situations/scenarios towards resolving the issue at hand in morally discerning ways.
Specific learning objectives:
- To understand the concepts of public, health, public health, and public health ethics and their distinctive features as opposed to clinical ethics.
- To learn the ethics principles and ethics theories in the context of public health ethics;
- To learn to identify, articulate, and analyze ethical issues arising from public health, and to formulate critical and well-reasoned ethical arguments
- To develop competence to participate in ethical decision-making as issues arise in public health practice, policy formulation, surveillance, and research.
- To know the existing national and international regulatory and public health governance framework/s, laws; and ethics guidance on public health ethics
- Interactive methods using case studies sourced and developed from within India to be complemented by those from outside of India.
- Interactive presentations by faculty using case examples embedded in presentations
- Dr Amar Jesani, MBBS, Independent Researchers and Consultant, Pubic Health and Bioethics, Mumbai; and Editor, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics (IJME), Mumbai, MH, India;
- Dr Anant Bhan, Independent Global and Health and Bioethics professional; Visiting Faculty, Yenepoya University,Mangalore, KA, India
- Dr Mathew George, Centre for Public Health, School of Health Systems Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, MH, India [Course Director];
- Dr P Manickam, Scientist E, ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology (ICMR-NIE), Chennai, TN, India [Course Director];
- Dr Sunita Sheel Bandewar, Director, FMES’ Health, Ethics and Law Institute of Training, Research and Advocacy, Mumbai-Pune; Working Editor, IJME; Gen Sec, FMES; Founding Trustee, Vidhayak Trust [Course Director];
- Dr Tarun Bhatnagar, Scientist E, ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology (ICMR-NIE), Chennai, TN, India
Guest faculty and panelists
- Dr Amita Pitre, Consultant, Public Health and Gender Justice, Fulbright-Nehru Fellow (2016-17) | Feminism and Legal Theory Project | Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative Emory University School of Law | Atlanta GA, Research Scholar | Tata Institute of Social Sciences
- Kajal Bhardwaj, lawyer specializing in Access to Drugs and Intellectual Property, Delhi
- Dr Kaustubh Joag, Centre for Mental Health, Policy and Law, ILS Society, Pune
- Dr Nilangi Nanal, Sr Research Professional, Pune, MH, India
- Dr Nilesh Gawde, Centre for Public Health, School of Health Systems Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, MH, India
- Ravi Duggal, Independent Researcher and Activist, Public Health Policy, Systems and Financing; Budget, Governance and Social Accountability; Peoples Budget Initiative; Anusandhan Trust; Peoples Health Movement;
- Dr Sambuddha Chaudhuri, Centre for Policy Studies, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, MH, India