Skip to 0 minutes and 9 seconds As health professionals we care for the life, health and well-being of our patients. Violence, weapons and war cause enormous suffering and misery and endanger what is important for us. As health care professionals often meet both the victims and perpetrators of violence, we have a unique role in preventing violence and building more peaceful societies. My name is Ingvild Fossgard Sandøy, and I am Adi Vyas. This MOOC has been made by the University of Bergen in collaboration with the European Medical Peace Work partnership. Together we’ll introduce you to the key concepts, opportunities and dilemmas in medical peace work.
Skip to 0 minutes and 57 seconds Domestic violence affects the health and well-being of many of our patients. In the first week we will learn how health professionals can assist victims of domestic violence, and how domestic violence can be prevented. In the second week we discuss some of the barriers to healthcare for refugees and asylum seekers, and how they may be overcome.
Skip to 1 minute and 25 seconds In the third week, we will focus on the needs of a particularly vulnerable group, those who have been victims of torture. How can health professionals recognize the signs and symptoms of torture and what can they do for these patients? So, join us, as we explore these important global health issues, through the lens of public health and peace practice.