|Ethical Challenges in Short-Term Global Health Training|
Ensuring Sustainable and Appropriate Benefits
This series of cases introduces trainees and others involved in global health research and service to ethical issues that may arise during short-term training experiences abroad. Being able to recognize and navigate these issues is critical for avoiding harm to communities as well as facilitating a long-term, productive collaboration for the betterment of global health (1). The Working Group on Ethics Guidelines for Global Health Training (WEIGHT) has recently published best practice guidelines for this setting (2).
Using ten cases adapted from real-world experiences, this series builds on the WEIGHT guidelines and helps users identify and develop strategies for navigating some of these ethical issues. Although based on true scenarios, many details, including names and locales, have been changed to protect individual and institutional privacy and to assist in meeting educational objectives.
ObjectivesBy the end of this series, users will:
Trainees in global health research and practice abroad are the primary audience for these cases. Other individuals involved in these training programs - including faculty mentors and advisors at sending and host institutions, as well as program sponsors – may also find them useful.
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The course consists of ten cases, listed at left. To begin, click the title of the first case or here.
A list of additional resources for further reading about each case and ethical issues in short-term training programs abroad. This is available in PDF format here.
Additional Questions and Topics for Discussion
These ten cases are likely to raise additional issues that can motivate additional discussion. A list of additional discussion questions that can be used this purpose is available in PDF format here.
Certificate of Completion
A certificate of completion is available for each case and can be used to meet certain program requirements. In order to obtain the certificate of you will need to complete the post-test at the end of each case and provide your email address. This consists of 5 brief survey questions.
Course Strategic and Development Team
Michele Barry, MD, FACP
Jeremy Sugarman, MD, MPH, MA, FACP
Matthew DeCamp, MD, PHD
Gene Richardson, MD
|© Stanford University Center for Global Health and the Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics.
Project funding provided by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF)