Ethical Implications for Vulnerable Populations


Select one of the four topics below. 

  • Abortion
  • Breastfeeding in public
  • Mandated vaccination
  • Mental health accessibility for those who are incarcerated

Refer to the following structure and record your side of the debate.

  1. Describe the issue.
  2. Identify the side you are arguing.
  3. Give your argument. Provide rationale and support.

Exchange your videos. In 500-750 words, 

  1. View both videos
  2. Consider the aspects of each side of the issue and discuss the potential outcomes for a vulnerable population directly affected by this issue. What are the ethical implications of each decision?
  3. It is important to reconcile personal values/moral ethics and professional ethics in decision making when they are in opposition. Examine your personal bias. Discuss what guiding principles need to be applied to look at this issue as a public health professional in order to make an ethical decision supportive of a vulnerable population.

You are required to cite to a minimum of three sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and public health content.