PHN 652 Topic 6 DQ 1-Population Based Interventions-Implementation Strategies
Topic 6: Implementation Strategies
TOPIC 6 DQ 1- What are the ethical, legal, and regulatory aspects of implementing a population-based intervention? Provide an example of an existing intervention and explain how it accounts for ethical, legal, and regulatory standards.
ORDER A PLAGIARISM-FREE PAPER HERE !!
Population-Based Interventions-Implementation Strategies
The ethical aspects of implementing population-based interventions include considering the five main bioethical principles that include beneficence, nonmaleficence, autonomy, justice, and confidentiality (Hurlimann et al., 2017). In the implementation of population-based interventions, public health practitioners have to consider the main ethical principles, which include ensuring that the adopted population-based interventions directly benefit the population targeted. Public health practitioners also have to ensure that the population-based interventions that they implement do not bring any direct harm to the population targeted and therefore honour the nonmaleficence principle. In the implementation of population-based interventions, public health practitioners also have to ensure that they consider their ethical principles of autonomy, confidentiality, and justice. The various population-based interventions adopted have to respect the autonomy and confidentiality of populations and not be intrusive. On the other hand, population-based intervention should target underserved and marginalized communities in the same way they target the majority population so as to follow the ethical principle of justice (Hurlimann et al., 2017).
On the other hand, the legal aspects of implementing population-based interventions are rooted in the basic right of people for safety, health, and life. Based on such rights, individuals have the right to self-defense, with authorities including local, state, and the federal government having the power to safeguard and promote the health of the general population (Lévesque et al., 2018). On the other hand, the regulatory aspects of implementing a population-based intervention include various laws and regulations that govern the implementation of different population-based interventions. For instance, laws prohibiting certain activities that may endanger the health of given communities (Lévesque et al., 2018).
For instance, a population-based intervention prohibiting smoking in public places accounts for ethical, legal, and regulatory standards. This is because such an intervention protects the health of the general public and honors most of the bioethical principles such as beneficence and nonmaleficence. On the other hand, a population-based intervention banning smoking in public places accounts for legal and regulatory standards in that it will consist of laws to protect the health and well-being of the general population (Lévesque et al., 2018).
Hurlimann, T., Peña-Rosas, J. P., Saxena, A., Zamora, G., & Godard, B. (2017). Ethical issues in the development and implementation of nutrition-related public health policies and interventions: A scoping review. PLOS ONE, 12(10), e0186897. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0186897
Lévesque, E., Kirby, E., Bolt, I., Knoppers, B., de Beaufort, I., Pashayan, N., & Widschwendter, M. (2018). Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Issues for the Implementation of Omics-Based Risk Prediction of Women’s Cancer: Points to Consider. Public Health Genomics, 21(1–2), 37–44. https://doi.org/10.1159/000492663