On World Humanitarian Day, let’s reflect on relieving suffering through palliative care.

Follow this link to see how Dr. Lisa Schwartz and the HHE team were the focus of a reflection on World Humanitarian Day by the McMaster Global Health Office.

What is the role of ethics in humanitarian health research?

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.

Hear Lisa Schwartz explain HHE’s project on palliative care in humanitarian contexts

From a new resource on Community of Practice for Integrated People Centred Palliative Care by WHO, info@integratedcare4people.org. https://youtu.be/sxvN1wt-xx8 Additional interviews prepared by WHO's Community of Practice for Integrated People Centred Palliative Care: Interview of Dr Christian Ntizimira Médecin Head of Avocacy & Research…

European Association of Palliative Care spreads the news

Thank you to the European Association for Palliative Care for including our research, including the invitation for participation in our research survey, as part of their new series about palliative care in the context of humanitarian crisis. Access the blog post here. …

New Publication: Research Ethics Governance in Times of Ebola

Research Ethics Governance in Times of Ebola Doris Schopper, Raffaella Ravinetto, Lisa Schwartz, Eunice Kamaara, Sunita Sheel, Michael J. Segelid, Aasim Ahmad, Angus Dawson, Jerome Singh, Amar Jesani, Ross Upshur Public Health Ethics (2017) 10 (1): 49-61. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/phe/phw039

MARCH 31 CFP: Chapter contributions for volume on Humanitarian Action and Ethics

Humanitarian actors are now pressed to respond to increasingly complex crises in diverse and difficult contexts. Historically subject to multiple and often divergent interpretations, humanitarian values are now further challenged by changing conflict dynamics, globalization and its effect on shifting…

HumEthNet Member Dr. Lynda Redwood-Campbell Comments on the Importance of Coordination in Disaster Response Action

“Coordination – that would be the big lesson of Haiti. Haiti was a disaster upon a disaster,” Canadian doctor Dr. Lynda Redwood-Campbell and HumEthNet member tells Globe and Mail reporter, Affan Chowdhry in a recent article about how past disasters will aid relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Nepal. “There was a complete lack of coordination with foreign medical teams. Everybody and everybody’s cousin seemed to be there internationally. There was no good overarching coordination.”