ASPPH defines professionalization as “an ability to demonstrate ethical choices, values, and practices in decision-making and to commit to the practice of personal values.”
The Public Health Code of Ethics is a statement of public health values, obligations, and ethical guidelines for the field. It does not include a standard for individual professional behavior like other codes (e.g., nursing and medicine) do.
If you were asked to include standards for individual behavior, what would you add? Provide an explanation as to your choices.