3rd Bioethics Café “The Citizen as Public Health Actor: Challenges and Opportunities”

  • Marie-Alexandra Gagné Programme de bioéthique, École de santé publique de l’Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
  • Marie-Alexia Catherine Masella Programme de bioéthique, École de santé publique de l’Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6979-4943
  • Sihem Neila Abtroun Programme de bioéthique, École de santé publique de l’Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
  • Antoine Boudreau LeBlanc Programme de bioéthique, École de santé publique de l’Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4273-0111
Keywords: Public Health, Bioethics Cafe, Citizen

Abstract

This review summarizes the discussions held during the 3rd Bioethics Café in 2019, which focused on the theme: “The citizen as public health actor: challenges and opportunities”. Three panelists – Yan Kestens, Allison Marchildon and Karine Lefeuvre – enriched this meeting with their expertise in public health and ethics. This exchange highlighted the value of citizen participation in public health and the importance of nuancing its understanding and application. It is a priority to consider the relationships between the various stakeholders, the contextual factors that can affect this process and the ethical strategies that can be used to strengthen “good” citizen participation. This meeting was part of a series of Bioethics Cafés held in Montreal and Quebec City on the subject of ethics, health and data.

Published
2020-11-16
How to Cite
[1]
Gagné M-A, Masella M-AC, Abtroun SN, Boudreau LeBlanc A. 3rd Bioethics Café “The Citizen as Public Health Actor: Challenges and Opportunities”. Can. J. Bioeth. 2020;3:167-76. https://doi.org/10.7202/1073795ar.
Section
Reviews