Goodbye from your educators!
Congratulations on completing the Medical Peace Work course!
During the last three weeks and three topics we tried to illustrate what Medical Peace Work is. Having completed the course, you should now be able to:
- Discuss definitions of peace, conflict, and violence and their relationship to the health professions
- Understand the different types of medical peace work that health care professionals can participate in globally and locally
- Recognise and respond to various forms of violence in health practice.
In this short course we have not explored each topic in as much depth as we would have liked. For more examples of how health professionals can contribute to violence prevention and peace building, please visit our website where you will find:
- The Medical Peace Work textbook free to download
- Seven online courses
- Twelve case studies
- Copies of the weeks you just finished
Using medical peace work as a “lens” through which to view everyday healthcare activities shows us how many different levels we can act on, and what a positive difference we can make in the lives of our patients, our communities, and our planet.
We can all be medical peace workers - if our ultimate goal is to improve health through preventing and reducing violence, and building and promoting peace.
Thanks a lot for staying with us all the way to the end! We hope you found the course useful and that you will continue to reflect on these issues. We would very much appreciate hearing feedback from you - please submit your feedback via the post-course survey in the final step of this course.