The humanitarian health ethics (hhe) research group is a multidisciplinary team of researchers and practitioners collaborating with the aim of helping to clarify ethical issues in humanitarian healthcare practice. The hhe website is a place to find practical and educational material for humanitarian healthcare workers as well as students and scholars of humanitarian healthcare ethics. The website developed out of empirical research on the ethical dilemmas faced by humanitarian healthcare professionals working in humanitarian crises, disasters or areas of extreme poverty.
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
The 3rd Annual Conference of the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics
The University of Birmingham
1st and 2nd June, 2017
Theme: Humanitarian Ethics and Action
The deadline for submissions is 1st March 2017.
UNICEF – Office of Research – Innocenti Working Paper
The Challenge of Timely, Responsive and Rigorous Ethics Review of Disaster Research
Conflict and Health call for papers
Dublin City University, Ireland
3-4 October 2016
Call for papers, due by 31st July 2016
Read the ninth editions of Reflections (Vol.4, No.2), Summer 2016 here.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the awarding of two grants to founding members of HumEthNet. Both research projects are funded by Elrha’s Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) Programme.
Susan Sontag, in explaining the way a single photograph can be used to support any number of points of view, stated that “all photographs wait to be explained or falsified by their captions” (2003: 10).