Week 1 wrap up
We hope that the story of the crisis at the district hospital has helped you understand the principles of medical peace work.
You should now be able to:
- Identify challenges faced by health workers during violent conflict, including the need to maintain impartiality and the tension between medical ethics and security priorities.
- Advocate for International Humanitarian Law.
- Apply the seven steps of the Do No Harm framework to a conflict situation.
If you have any lingering questions or doubts, please post them here, where your instructors - and fellow learners - can discuss them.
Next week we move to a story of a different manifestation of violence, as we try to understand how to Do No Harm in the event of a nuclear explosion.
Next week you will also have an opportunity to meet your instructors via a webinar and discuss the two cases in person!