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Describe some of the challenges faced by public health professionals with regard to communicating scientific data and information to the public, policymakers, and news media.

It is important for public health professionals to communicate with the public so that they gain a level of understanding of basic science to make up-to-date decisions. Promoting the practice of public health is a big responsibility and very important. One key component of public health professionals and communicating scientific data to the public is to ensure information can be interpreted correctly by individuals and society. Local and state departments and governmental agencies distribute public results and surveillance data through many different federal publications such as (MMWR), peer-reviewed public health, and clinical journals (Regidor et al., 2007). The challenges are that the authors of these works feel that information needs to be distributed in a different manner so that data can be reached by all users in the most suitable way (Regidor et al., 2007). In addition, public health professionals should not act as advocates as their responsibility is to advocate within their government. Public health professionals can promote and recommend toward the right course of action to policymakers giving scientific information and scientific uncertainty and after considering whether the problems to the public will be beneficial (Regidor et al., 2007). Public health professionals should communicate surveillance data to the public, policymakers, and news media but this should be done without answering journalists, private citizens, or transferring recommendations to persuade citizens to alter their behaviors (Regidor et al., 2007).

What is the public health professional’s ethical responsibility when communicating this information to the public?

The ethical code of health professionals involves the obligation to help others. The Public Health Leadership Society code of ethics is to recognize the characteristic elements of public health by disseminating direct information to communities and populations the principles of the public health institutions that are available to them (Regidor et al., 2007). Public health professionals should follow principles of beneficence and not impose harm to reach a beneficial outcome, respect for personal independence, and fairness (Strasser et al., 2018). Individuals are entitled to their own views and opinions regarding public health and healthcare when it comes to the benefits and risks of information that is disseminated to them. However, communication that respects the self-direction of individuals is ethically different from campaigning communication put in place at overstating information (Strasser et al., 2018). Ethical codes also require transparency, and differentiation of obligation and roles but are also influenced by technical skills and daily practices (Regidor et al., 2007).


Regidor, E., De la Fuente, L., Gutiérrez-Fisac, J., De Mateo, S., Pascual, C., Sánchez-Payá, J., & Ronda, E. (2007, April). The role of the public health official in communicating public health information. Retrieved October 01, 2020, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC18549…

Strasser, T; Gallagher, J (2018). The ethics of health communication. Retrieved October 01, 2020, from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8018285/

Respond to the bold paragraph ABOVE by using one of the option below… in APA format with At least two references and a minimum of 200 words….. .(The List of References should not be older than 2016 and should not be included in the word count.) Include at least one scholarly reference and appropriate in-text citations and Address all points on the DQ. One point will be deducted for not addressing each item mentioned above. Remember that presenting someone else’s work as your own is plagiarism.

  • Ask a probing question.
  • Share an insight from having read your colleague’s posting.
  • Offer and support an opinion.

  • Validate an idea with your own experience.
  • Make a suggestion.
  • Expand on your colleague’s posting.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

It is important that you cover all the topics identified in the assignment. Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUT presenting an explanation from the context of ethics and the readings for this class

To get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed for this assignments 1) look at the word/page limits 2) review and follow APA rules 3) create subheadings to identify the key sections you are presenting and 4) Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.