From the 26-27th of September 2018, members of the Humanitarian Health Ethics research group (HHERG) met in Geneva with some of our local research leads and with knowledge users from the humanitarian healthcare sector in Geneva to share preliminary findings from our two R2HC-funded studies (Perceptions of Ebola Research and Ethics and Palliative Care in Humanitarian Settings). The aim of the two day event was to obtain feedback on analysis done to date, validate theories, and gain perspective on ways in which the knowledge gained through research can be applied in humanitarian healthcare policy and practice.

DAY 1:

On 26 September, Elysée Nouvet and Lisa Schwartz, co-primary investigators, shared findings and invited reflective feedback on –

Perceptions of Ebola Research During the 2014-15 Outbreak in West Africa.

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Dr. Elysée Nouvet presenting on 26 September 2018 in Geneva.

In the evening of 26 September, HHERG and CERAH partnered to host the international panel presentation:

Small Humanitarian Acts that Make All the Difference in End of Life Care?

A panel discussion was preceded by Dr. Paul Bouvier as keynote speaker. Dr. Bouvier’s essay “Humanitarian care and small things in dehumanised places” (2012) was the inspiration for applying this lens to our study findings.

The event was co-hosted by HHERG and CERAH at the Maison de la paix, Geneva.

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HHERG & CERAH co-hosted panel presentation from 27 September 2018. Panelist from left to right: Olive Wahoush, Sonya de Laat, Emmanuel Musoni, Ibraheem Abu-Siam

An excerpt of the evening is available online here.

DAY 2:

The second, and final day, of events was reserved for:

Aid when there is “nothing left to offer”: A study of ethics & palliative care during international humanitarian action

During the morning, co-primary investigators Matthew Hunt and Lisa Schwartz presented summaries of the research components.

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Study summary presentation slides (downloadable PDF)

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Along with small group discussion, participants were also invited to share thoughts in different ways during and after the day’s events.

Video summaries of each research component

Critical interpretive synthesis literature review:

  • Transectoral survey
  • Initial set of interviews:
    • Obstacles
    • Moral Experiences
  • Public Health Emergency — Guinea
  • Acute Conflict / Refugee Context — Jordan
  • Protracted Conflict / Refugee Context — Rwanda
  • Natural Disaster Array