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Palliative care in humanitarian crises zones

23 Aug 2019

Research by CHEPA's Dr. Lisa Schwartz and members of the Humanitarian Health Ethics (HHE) research group on palliative care needs in crisis zones was featured recently in an article published for World Humanitarian Day on August 19.

Schwartz, who holds McMaster's Arnold L. Johnson Chair in Health Care Ethics, notes that some patients can't be saved by rescuers in humanitarian crises.

The group's research revealed a need to develop guidelines and training aimed at better preparing humanitarian health care teams for palliative care needs in the field. To read the article, click here.
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