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.
HumEthNet is a COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE committed to developing & using research, education, policy, and/or tools to ADDRESS ETHICAL CHALLENGES IN HUMANITRATIAN HEALTHCARE in order to reduce practitioners’ moral distress and improve ethical practice and decision-making AT MULTIPLE LEVELS.
-HumEthNet working statement
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.
Recent Blog Posts
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Of Textbooks and Well-Buried Bones: Humanitarianism, human rights and the unintended settlers of the twenty-first century (Or, The twenty-first century’s unintended settlers and access to community) by Sonya de Laat Featured Image: Hannah Mintek At the end of March,…
Research Ethics Governance in Times of Ebola Doris Schopper, Raffaella Ravinetto, Lisa Schwartz, Eunice Kamaara, Sunita Sheel, Michael J. Segelid, Aasim Ahmad, Angus Dawson, Jerome Singh, Amar Jesani, Ross Upshur Public Health Ethics (2017) 10 (1): 49-61. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/phe/phw039
Humanitarian actors are now pressed to respond to increasingly complex crises in diverse and difficult contexts. Historically subject to multiple and often divergent interpretations, humanitarian values are now further challenged by changing conflict dynamics, globalization and its effect on shifting…
Title: “The Drowned, the Saved, and the Forgotten: Genocide Survivors and the Foundations of Modern Humanitarianism” Speaker: Dr. Keith Watenpaugh, Professor and Director, Human Rights Studies Program, Co-Director University of California Human Rights Collaboration, Department of Religious Studies, University of California…
Refugees and many migrants have long suffered under constraints on their mobility, even in pressing or urgent circumstances. They are often forced to leave their homes for reasons beyond their control, including war and civil unrest, political and religious persecution,…