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.
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.
We are currently carrying out the research for the latest State of the Humanitarian System report. We are keen to maximise the number of completed surveys across different responses in order to make our analysis as accurate and useful as possible.Anyone who has worked in a humanitarian response since 2015 can complete it. (It will only take only 10 minutes):
Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research
L’Institut canadien de recherche sur la santé des militaires et des vétérans
NATO Lecture Series
On the 28 & 29 of November, a lecture series on Moral Injury and Military Mental Health will take place at The Royal’s: Institute of Mental Health Research in Ottawa. Full details on the lecture series can be found by following this link:
If you wish to attend you must first register following the instructions below.
It is important that you enrol as there is limited space, there is no cost to enrol.
Thanks and we hope to see you there.
Série de conférences OTAN
Le 28 et 29 novembre, l’OTAN organise une série de conférences sur les blessures morales et la santé mentales des militaires. Les conférences seront tenues à Ottawa, avec l’Institut de recherches en santé mentale l’organe de recherche des Services de santé Royal Ottawa. Pour plus de détails sur la série de conférences, veuillez suivre le lien suivant :
Si vous aimeriez participer, vous devez vous inscrire en suivant les directives ci-dessous :
Seminario virtual: Nuevas pautas de OMS sobre ética en la vigilancia de la salud pública –notar enlace para la sesión corregido (AHORA SÍ)
La OPS lo invita a un seminario virtual para presentar estas pautas, recientemente publicadas por OMS, que constituyen el primer marco internacional para dar orientación ética en los temas de vigilancia en la salud pública. El seminario contará con presentaciones de la Dr. Amy Fairchild (Profesora de la Escuela Mailman de Salud Pública de la Universidad de Columbia y actualmente también Decana Asociada de Asuntos Académicos de Texas A&M) y el Dr. Michael Selgelid (Director del Centro de Bioética de la Universidad de Monash). Ambos trabajaron en el desarrollo de las pautas y representan a Centros Colaboradores de Bioética de la OPS/OMS.
Para recibir más información sobre temas de ética de la salud pública, suscríbase por medio de este hiperlink a la lista de OPS Public Health Ethics .
Webinar: New WHO guidelines on ethical issues in public health surveillance–note NOW corrected link for session
PAHO invites you to a webinar to present these guidelines, recently published by WHO, which are the first international framework to provide ethics guidance on issues in public health surveillance. Dr. Amy Fairchild (Professor at Columbia Univeristy Mailman School of Public Health, currently serving as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Texas A&M) and Dr. Michael Selgelid (Director of Monash University’s Bioethics Center) will present the guidelines. Both participated in their development and represent Bioethics Collaborating Centers of PAHO/WHO.
Health professionals’ lived experiences of palliative care provision in humanitarian crisis: Moral experiences confronting the suffering of patients who are dying or likely to die in settings of war, disaster, or epidemic.
The poster is based on ongoing research for a R2HC funded project entitled:
The research project is funded by Elrha’s Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) Programme. The Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) programme aims to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises. Visit www.elrha.org/work/r2hc for more information. The R2HC programme is funded equally by the Wellcome Trust and DFID, with Elrha overseeing the programme’s execution and management.
Refugees and many migrants suffer from limits on their abilities to move around the world, even in pressing or urgent circumstances. They are often forced to leave their homes for reasons beyond their control, including war and civil unrest, political and religious persecution, economics, or famine and other natural or man-made disasters. Once displaced, whether internally or externally, they face pressing needs for food, water, shelter, and health care. Local governments, international agencies and non-governmental organizations often struggle with providing for their needs, particularly in resource-poor regions of the world. Recent socio-political changes in the United States, Western Europe and elsewhere have placed additional restrictions on the rights of migrants and refugees.
In solidarity with these refugees and migrants, we are hosting a no-travel virtual conference to explore the ethical, legal, philosophical, and social issues associated with refugee and migrant health in a world of economic, geopolitical, and psychological borders.