Developed to be used with the HHEAT, cases present brief stories, based on the reflections of healthcare practitioners and students, about ethical challenges experienced in humanitarian healthcare contexts. They spark deliberation about decision-making in ethically challenging situations.
ENHA Case Study Series
|Balancing Priorities in a Medical Emergency||View||Download PDF|
|Conflicting Priorities during a Public Health Emergency||View||Download PDF|
|Co-opting of Aid Organizations||View||Download PDF|
|Coping with Outbreaks of Disease with Limited Resources||View||Download PDF|
|Disclosure of an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis||View||Download PDF|
|Injections Better than Pills?||View||Download PDF|
|Patient Transfer During Period of Heightened Security||View||Download PDF|
|Patient Triage in a Low Resource Setting||View||Download PDF|
|Photographing Patients without Consent||View||Download PDF|
|Relations between Western Military Forces and NGOs||View||Download PDF|
|Responding to Needs Beyond One’s Experience or Training||View||Download PDF|
|Sterilization of a Patient without Her Consent||View||Download PDF|
|Tensions between Western Professional Ethics and Local Gender Norms||View||Download PDF|
|To Test or Not to Test?||View||Download PDF|
|Treatment of Patient Needs Outside of Project Mandate||View||Download PDF|
Student Case Study Series
|Acting Beyond One’s Competency Level during International Medical Electives||View||Download PDF|
|Responding to the Suffering of Patients||View||Download PDF|
|Root Causes of Differences in Healthcare Delivery between Countries
Submit a Case!
Prior to submitting a case, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, with the proposed case study idea (2-3 sentences). Upon approval of the topic continue with the following submission guidelines.
Cases should be no longer than 500 words (preferably 250-350 words) in length. They should describe the context and provide some background information on the situation. Anonymization of personal names and names of organizations should already be completed. Names of cities and countries should also be removed, but references to geographic region or terrain (e.g., subsaharan Africa or densely forested region) pertinent to the case context may be included.
All cases will be edited for clarity. If we receive several case study submissions on a given subject area we may elect to compile a case. In such instances, all those contributing to the case submissions will be listed among the author/co-authors under “Case submitted by ”.
Identify all authors and provide contact information for the corresponding author.