New Contribution: Key questions to ask when facing dilemmas during COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings

23/03/2022

New contribution by Humanitarian Health Ethics research members Matthew Hunt and Lisa Schwartz in partnership with GHC COVID-19 task team.

You can read it now here.

Overview of Report

Health Clusters and partners are often facing challenges in humanitarian settings. COVID-19 has intensified pressures and worsened resource constraints forcing difficult decisions on how and what assistance to provide. The tool provides insights on key ethical concepts, some simple steps and key questions to ask when supporting staff who are facing ethical dilemmas and must make difficult decisions based on competing needs and scarce resources. The tool helps link the role of frontline health care workers, health cluster partners and the health cluster as a whole to collaboratively face challenges. It also provides a case study from Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh and links to other key resources.

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