In November 2013 typhoon Haiyan devastated portions of Southeast Asia, leaving more than six thousand people dead and millions displaced. Humanitarian Healthcare Ethics (hhe) colleague and Hamilton physician, Dr. Lynda Redwood-Campbell, took part in relief efforts at a Canada Red Cross field hospital in the central part of the Philippines.
Redwood-Campbell told The Hamilton Spectator that she worked “14- to 15-hour days, doing mostly obstetrics work, at a small hospital designed for 100 patients which often had to manage with double that on some days.”
The Humanitarian Healthcare Ethics team will take time to debrief with Dr. Redwood-Campbell on the moral experience of her time there and how it might inform future research.
Read more about Redwood-Campbell’s return home and Canada’s response to the disaster at CBC Hamilton News.