Follow this link to the blog authored by Sekou Kouyate on the opportunities and challenges of becoming an anthropologist and a qualitative researcher in post-Ebola Guinea.
Kouyate is the research assistant and coordinator for HHERG’s two R2HC funded studies in Guinea: on perceptions of research and on the provision of palliative care during the 2014-16 Ebola Virus Disease outbreak.
Though ethicists have examined the ethics of humanitarian priority-setting–including around the initiation of humanitarian projects–to our knowledge, none have undertaken a focused examination of the ethics of closing humanitarian projects.
It is critical to examine the ethical implications of closing projects and consider how closure can be accomplished in ways that are consistent with humanitarians’ ethical commitments including minimizing harm, being accountable, upholding impartiality and neutrality, and demonstrating respect.
In partnership with Médecins du Monde-Canada, the team is made up of Matthew Hunt, Ryoa Chung, Lisa Eckenwiler and John Pringle.
Find out more about the project here:
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 and moral experiences with palliative care provision in humanitarian crises
- Perceptions of EVD research: Progress report 2017
- Palliative care in Jordan for Syrian refugees
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 the CIMVHR:
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
This research project is funded by Elrha’s Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) Programme.