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Ethical Challenges in Short-Term Global Health Training

Eds.: Stanford University Center for Global Health and the Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics, (2019)

This course consists of a series of ten cases to introduce trainees and others involved in global health research and service to ethical issues that may arise during short-term training experiences abroad.

Global health ethics: key issues

World Health Organization (WHO), (2015)

This document aims to assist policy‑makers, health care providers and researchers to understand key concepts in health ethics and to identify basic ethical questions surrounding health and health care. It illustrates the challenges of applying ethical principles to global public health and outlines practical strategies for dealing with those challenges.

Ethics in epidemics, emergencies and disasters: research, surveillance and patient care: training manual

World Health Organization (WHO), (2015)

Responses to epidemics, emergencies and disasters raise many ethical issues for the people involved, including public health specialists and policy makers. This training manual provides material on ethical issues in research, surveillance and patient care in these difficult contexts.

Research Ethics Online Training

Eds.: Global Health Training Centre, (2009)

Research Ethics Online Training is adapted from an e-Learning course and resource package designed and produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) for use by internal staff. Research is a vital ingredient for improved global health and scientifically sound and ethically appropriate research is especially important in resource-poor settings where the need for locally applicable research findings is so great.

Casebook on Ethical Issues in International Health Research

Cash R et al., Eds.: World Health Organization, (2009)

This casebook collects 64 case studies, each of which raises an important and difficult ethical issue connected with planning, reviewing, or conducting health-related research. The book’s purpose is to contribute to thoughtful analysis of these issues by researchers and members of research ethics committees (RECs, known in some places as ethical review committees or institutional review boards), particularly those involved with studies that are conducted or sponsored internationally.

Ethics in epidemics, emergencies and disasters: Research, surveillance and patient care

Eds.: Global Health Training Centre, (2009)

This seven module course offers comprehensive training exploring the wide range of ethical issues faced by health professionals and policy makers working in the context of epidemics/pandemics and disaster situations, focusing primarily on the key areas of research, surveillance and patient care. This free to access course aims to provide clear background knowledge of the key subject areas and uses case studies as an effective way to explore the topics via realistic scenarios.

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