Ethics of Help Symposium Roundup
Last month, CGHSR co-sponsored the Ethics of Help Symposium, which was co-hosted by the University of Minnesota Health Careers Center and Learning Abroad Center. We were energized by attendees from 19 states, 30 universities or programs, and 3 countries, and many colleagues from the UMN. In case you were unable to attend, some highlights from the two days were:
- Keynote speakers John Crump and Jeremy Sugarman presenting their well known research on the Ethics and best practice guidelines for training experiences in global health.
- Judith Lasker, author of Hoping to Help, The Promises and Pitfalls of Global Health Volunteering
- Jessica Evert, author of many articles on the topic of short term experiences in global health and co-founder with Tricia Todd, MPH (University of MN) of the GASP working group.
We look forward to future outputs from the Symposium, including planned meetings to explore strategies that we can implement at the UMN to continue to provide leadership in assuring ethical best practices in all our global health-related activities as well as an article aiming to capture general strategies for the delivery of ethical global health programs. The Health Careers Center will continue to share information and resources through the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety workshop and the toolkit.