Indiana University RM Fairbanks School of Public Health and the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) are jointly sponsoring the first international symposium on Human Rights in Patient Care to raise awareness of related issues and further the development of an international community of practice dedicated to this topic. A pre-symposium workshop will be held at the IU Europe Gateway office in Berlin on November 9 for invited legal scholars and fellows. The main symposium will be held on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11, targeting participants from diverse health professions, legal scholars, college and university faculty, health lawyers and students.
Human rights in patient care provide an alternative to the growing discourse on patient rights that has evolved in response to human rights violations in health settings. The work for human rights in patient care is facilitated by a network of schools of law, medicine, and public health, along with practicing lawyers, health care providers, health managers, and others, within the European Region. Their work derives from inherent human dignity and neutrally applies universal, legally recognized human rights principles, protecting both patients and health care providers. It recognizes the interrelationship between patient and provider rights, including situations in which providers face simultaneous obligations to patients and the state. It is a way to examine systemic issues and state responsibilities in the realm of delivery of health care services.
Topics covered include:
» Leadership and advocacy
» Human rights, gender, and women’s health
» LGBTQ Perspectives
» Patient care and migration
» Patient and provider sides, and the state
» Law and ethics
Indiana University Europe Gateway
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