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2012 Global Health Symposium

Reconciling Compassion With Practice in Global Health

Held Sept. 21-22, 2012 at the Union League in Philadelphia

Compassion is a fundamental source of motivation and a core driver for those working in the field of global health; yet the role of compassion in global health remains unclear and can itself lead to undesired consequences. Interest in the practice of global health is dramatically increasing in students, educators, practitioners and researchers.

As the pursuit of global health opportunities grows, palpable tensions arise between the expression of compassion, the ethics of practicing healthcare in different cultures and the staggering health needs of large populations of vulnerable people.

Through expert faculty, a keynote address, interactive workshops and a career planning session, the 2012 symposium provided learning opportunities to begin to analyze and reconcile these tensions. Prominently featured were critical discussions about the many ethical questions surrounding compassion, ethics and practice in global health.

Download presentations from the Fifth Annual Pediatric Global Health Symposium and the conference brochure.

Presentations Speakers
Ethical Challenges in Establishing Global Health Priorities

Ezekiel J. Emmanuel,MD, PhD
Diane V.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor and Vice Provost for Global Initiatives
University of Pennsylvania

Human Rights and Compassion: Experiences from Partners in Health in Haiti and Rwanda

Sara Stulac, MD, MPH
Director of Pediatrics and Oncology, Partners In Health

Ethical Lessons from the Fight Over Oral Cholera Vaccination

Arthur Caplan, PhD
Director, Division of Medical Ethics, NYU Langone Medical Center

Ethics in Global Health Training: Ethics and Best Practice Guidelines

John A. Crump, MD
Professor of Global Health, University of Ontago, New Zealand, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, Duke University Medical Center

Web-based Curriculum for Trainees

Jeremy Sugarman, MD, MPH, MA
Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Bioethics & Medicine, Berman Institute of Bioethics and Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Compassion and Paradox in Global Health

David Addiss, MD, MPH
Director, Children Without Worms, The Task Force for Global Health

Global Health and Nursing Practice: The Art and Science of Compassion

Pat Daoust, MSN, RN
Chief Nursing Officer, Global Health Service Corps

Global Health Service Corps – Building a Partnership for Global Health Service with the Peace Corps

Pat Daoust, MSN, RN
Chief Nursing Officer, Global Health Service Corps

Feeling “Close” to Patients: The Moral Aesthetics of Global Practice

Betsey Behr Brada, PhD
Program in Global Health and Health Policy Princeton University

The Authentic Source of Compassion

Sister Lenore Gibbs, GSIC
Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, CHOP Global Health Partner in Consuelo, Dominican Republic

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