Skip to 0 minutes and 8 seconds A bomb blast at the district hospital this morning has left between 10 and 20 people injured. The explosion happened at dawn damaging the hospital kitchen in the side wing of the building…. Violence at different levels is one of the greatest determinants of ill health and death. Medical Peace Work is an emerging field of expertise, which combines health care, violence prevention and peace building. 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, and will introduce you to the key concepts, opportunities and dilemmas in medical peace work.
Skip to 0 minutes and 49 seconds Our first case study will identify challenges faced by health workers during violent conflict, especially the tension between medical ethics, security priorities, and the need for impartiality.
Skip to 1 minute and 5 seconds Our second case tries to understand large-scale violence, using the example of a nuclear explosion. What are the effects on the human body and why have health professionals become so involved in the prevention of nuclear war?
Skip to 1 minute and 23 seconds Our third case explores indirect or structural violence, and how global warming can be understood as a form of violence that affects health, and whether health professionals have a duty to ‘do no harm’ in this public health context. So, join us as we explore these important global health issues through the lens of public health and peace practice. Whatever your professional background, together we can begin our journey towards a healthier, more peaceful world.