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
Thank you to the European Association for Palliative Care for including our research, including the invitation for participation in our research survey, as part of their new series about palliative care in the context of humanitarian crisis. Access the blog post here. …
The focus of this paper was to examine factors affecting provision and accessibility of palliative care in particular for Syrian refugees.
The inability to give good care and alleviate suffering leads to moral distress among the providers. There is a balance of care and we must be thoughtful with treatment choices.
The Global Forum on Bioethics in Research will hold a two-day meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, on 28-29 November 2017
Survey participation sought.
Opportunity to download WADEM workshop slides.