The purpose of a position paper is to generate support on an issue. It describes a position on an
issue and the rational for that position. The position paper is based on facts that provide a solid
foundation for your argument. In the position paper you should:
? Use theoretical evidence or real-life ethics case studies to support your position
? Validate your position with authoritative references or primary source quotations.
? Examine the strengths and weaknesses of your position.
? Evaluate possible solutions and suggest courses of action.
Read the article authored by Carl Coleman Marie-Charlotte Bousseaub & Andreas Reisb titled; The contribution of ethics to public health [Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2008; 86: 578-9].Using real life cases in UAE or internationally discuss how you would apply ethical principles to resolve issues related to the following themes:
Disparities in health status access to health care and to the benefits of medical research (7 marks)
Responding to the threat of infectious diseases (6marks)
International cooperation in health monitoring and surveillance (6 marks)
Exploitation of individuals in low- income countries (7 marks)
Health Promotion (7 marks)
Participation transparency and accountability (7 marks)
Support your perspectives with referenced documents and application of ethical theories.
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