- Aid when there is “nothing left to offer”: A study of ethics & palliative care during international humanitarian action
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.
The humanitarian healthcare ethics (hhe) research group is co-led by Drs. Lisa Schwartz (McMaster University, Hamilton) and Matthew Hunt (McGill University, Montreal). McMaster University-affiliated members of the group include Carrie Bernard, Sonya de Laat, Laurie Elit, Leigh-Anne Gillespie, Elysée Nouvet, and Julia Pemberton. The McGill-affiliated group members include Renaud Boulanger, Anushree Dave, John Pringle and Catherine Tansey. Over the years the research group has also benefited from the involvement of former HHE students.
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.
Learn more about the Humanitarian health Ethics Network, or HumEthNet here.
This is also where you can join HumEthNet and access Reflections, the Network’s newsletter.
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.
Take some time to read about some of the work we have been up to in 2017: Is there space for palliative care in humanitarian action? From Eh to Z(ambia): Reflection on a Canadian’s first time in the field Obstacles…
See HumEthNet members Dónal O’Mathúna, Lisa Schwartz and Matthew Hunt discuss the important role ethics plays throughout the research cycle and within public health research during a humanitarian crisis. About the R2HC research ethics tool.
On behalf of ALNAP, We are currently carrying out the research for the latest State of the Humanitarian System report. We are keen to maximise the number of completed surveys across different responses in order to make our analysis as accurate and useful as…
On the 28 & 29 of November, a lecture series on Moral Injury and Military Mental Health will take place at The Royal’s: Institute of Mental Health Research in Ottawa. Full details on the lecture series can be found here.
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PAHO invites you to a webinar to present these guidelines, recently published by WHO.
Read this new blog post to find out about… MAKING SPACE FOR PALLIATIVE CARE IN HUMANITARIAN ACTION: REFLECTIONS ON OBSTACLES TO THE INTEGRATION OF PALLIATIVE CARE APPROACHES IN HUMANITARIAN HEALTHCARE by Matthew Hunt, Carrie Bernard and Kevin Bezanson http://www.elrha.org/r2hc-blog/making-space-palliative-care-humanitarian-action-reflections-obstacles-integration-palliative-care-approaches-humanitarian-healthcare/…
Photo by Gautham Krishnaraj in Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia Gautham Krishnaraj is a 2017–2018 Aga Khan Foundation Canada International Youth Fellow, 2016–2017 RBC Students Leading Change Scholar, and recent MSc Global Health Graduate (McMaster University). He currently resides in Mombasa, Kenya…
Article By Dr. Dónal O’Mathúna, PhD, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing & Human Sciences, Dublin City University, Ireland and in the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University, USA. He is the director of the Center for…
Matthew Hunt recently joined an online conversation posted on the Evidence Aid blog on the ethics of evidence in humanitarian action.