The field of global health is expanding rapidly. An increasing number of trainees are studying and working with marginalized populations, often within low and middle-income countries. Such endeavours are beset by ethical dilemmas: mitigating power differentials, addressing cultural differences in how health and illness are viewed, and obtaining individual and community consent in research. This introductory textbook supports students to understand and work through key areas of concern, assisting them in moving towards a more critical view of global health practise. Divided into two sections covering the theory and practice of global health ethics, the text begins by looking at definitions of global health and the field's historical context. It draws on anti-colonial and anti-racist perspectives and concepts, developing social justice and solidarity as key principles to guide students. The second part focuses on ethical challenges students may face in clinical experiences or research. Topics such as working with indigenous communities, the politics of global health governance, and the ethical challenges of advocacy are explored using a case study approach.
An Introduction to Global Health Ethics includes recommended resources and further readings, and is ideal for students from a range of disciplines - including public health, medicine, nursing, law and development studies - who are undertaking undergraduate and graduate courses in ethics or placements overseas.
Foreword James Orbinski Section 1: Theory Chapter 1. What is Global Health Ethics? Andrew D. Pinto, Ross E.G. Upshur and Anne-Emanuelle Birn Chapter 2. Ethical Principles for Global Health Ross E.G. Upshur, Solomon Benatar and Andrew D. Pinto Chapter 3. Approaching Global Health as a Learner in the North Malika Sharma and Kelly Anderson Chapter 4. Human Rights Discourse within Global Health Ethics Lisa Forman and Stephanie Nixon Chapter 5. Global Governance and Ethics Jerome Singh Chapter 6. Lessons for Global Health from Indigenous Health Work and Research Andrew D. Pinto and Janet Smylie Section 2: Practice Chapter 7. Ethical Challenges in Global Health Clinical Work Jane Philpott, Adrienne Chan, Athanase Kiromera and Sarah Marsh Chapter 8. Ethical Challenges in Global Health Research Ghaiaith Hussein and Ross E.G. Upshur Chapter 9. North-South Links and Collaboration Jill Murphy, Vic Neufeld, Demissie Habte, Abraham Aseffa, Koasar Afsana, Anant Kumar, Maria De Lourdes Larrea and Jennifer Hatfield Chapter 10. Perspectives on Global Health from the South Ana Sanchez and Victor Lopez Chapter 11. The Political Context of Global Health and Advocacy Nathan Ford Chapter 12: Pedagogy and Teaching Global Health Donald Cole, Lori Hanson, Katherine Rouleau, Neil Arya and Kevin Pottie Afterword Solomon Benatar