Jennifer Infanti
Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Lecture Notes, Lesson, Reading
High School, Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division, Graduate / Professional, Adult Education
Care Ethics, Duty Not to Harm, Duty to Assist, Introduction to Global Health, Lecture Slides, Moral Dilemmas and Debates in Global Health, Nordic IGH
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Moral dimensions and debates in global health

Moral dimensions and debates in global health


Lecture slides and related/supporting readings for an introductory course in global health by Dr. Jennifer Infanti (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) . This is one of the first lectures in the course, covering some of the foundations of the field of research and practice we call global health. It briefly introduces some of the key moral questions and dilemmas that global health scholars confront in their work. The main aim of the lecture is to inspire critical reflection.

Learning goals:

By the end of the lecture, students should be able to reflect critically on:
1. Some key moral questions and dilemmas that animate discussions amongst practitioners and scholars of global health
2. The concept of ‘care ethics’ in relation to global health
3. The ethics of global health research and short-term medical interventions
4. The wellsprings of their own interest and motivation in the field

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