Humanitarian Health Ethics is a place to find practical and educational material for humanitarian healthcare workers as well as students and scholars of humanitarian healthcare ethics. The website developed out of empirical research on the ethical dilemmas faced by humanitarian healthcare professionals working in humanitarian crises, disasters or areas of extreme poverty.
Humanitarian Health Ethics Research Group
The humanitarian health ethics (hhe) research group is a multidisciplinary team of researchers and practitioners collaborating together since 2009 with the aim of helping to clarify the ethical issues that are present in humanitarian healthcare practice. Our research benefits humanitarian and military healthcare practitioners, organizational policy makers, aid agencies and recipients of aid.
Our research contributes to ethical guidance for global humanitarian healthcare interventions by providing evidence and resources for ethical practice in contexts of acute emergency and prolonged development. Learn more about our research projects, publications and presentations here.
Here you can find the Humanitarian Health Ethics Analysis Tool (HHEAT), a collection of case studies that can be used with the HHEAT and additional resources to mitigate, prepare for and manage ethical challenges encountered in contexts of humanitarian health care provision.
The Humanitarian Health Ethics Network (HumEthNet) is a multidisciplinary network initiated by the hhe research group in 2012 to foster the global exchange of ideas and to further collaborations with the aim of advancing and generating knowledge to inform ethical practice in humanitarian healthcare.
Picturing Humanitarian Healthcare is a forum with an interactive blog for dialogue, debate, exchange, and reflection concerning the ethical opportunities and challenges of producing images (video, photography, installations, other) in and of humanitarian healthcare crises.
by Christos Lynteris
The depiction of the epidemiologist as a culture hero on the big screen comes to provide a tangible form to the exceptionality of epidemics, unburdening them from the culpabilities of the past and delivering them to the urgency of a suspended future.
Panel Discussion on Peace & Health Panelists: Mark Loeb, Ellen Amster, Lisa Schwartz, Harry Shannon, Anne Niec McMaster University, Thursday, January 28, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, HSC 4E20 What is the role of health care and health care…
A collection of excellent and interesting articles are available in the recent ICRC Health Care in Danger newsletter, including thos one from Doris Schopper: Respect for ethics is central to protecting health care The full newsletter is available online.
Canadian Humanitarian Conference 2016 Following on the successes of the 2014 and 2013 conferences, the third edition of the Canadian Humanitarian Conference promises to continue strengthening relationships and efforts to help us before, during and after humanitarian crises. Dates: October 6…
EBOLA and ETHICS – The Unfinished Agenda Presented by:The Global Health Ethics Unit of the World Health Organisation, the Wellcome Trust & the WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Health Histories JOIN REMOTELY: Meeting number: 841 281 566 WebEx Link:…