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Do we need bioethics?

Do we need bioethics Do we need bioethics Two counterarguments: Need and Employability It may be surprisingly annoying to keep defining and defending your speciality every time you are asked about it. To many, including some medical colleagues, I have wasted my time and two dream opportunities: a master at the University of Toronto and a PhD at the University of Birmingham. Instead of 'being a doctor', they tell me in full empathy, I chose a 'theoretical discipline'. Although I had my masters in bioethics at the  University of Toronto Joint Center for Bioethics  more than a decade ago, my listeners got confused when they ask me about my speciality and I quietly utter the word, "bioethics". They respond, "good,  biostatistics  is not bad at all". I try to correct them that bioethics has nothing to do with biostatistics. Some keep this sympathetic look of 'oh dear, what a waste of time?!'. They believe, consciously or unconsciousl

Public Health Surveillance - Complete lecture

 This is the complete lecture on Public Health Surveillance that I gave to medical students as a part of the Community Medicine course. I n the lecture, we learned about: 1- What is public health? 2- What is the epidemiological investigation? 3- Why do we need epidemiological investigation? 4- Who does the epidemiological investigation? 5- What are its uses, with examples of epidemic diseases and natural disasters. This lecture was prepared by Dr. Iman Abdel Halim, PhD in Pathology,

What can public health practice ethically problematic?

 In this part of the lecture, we discuss: What is Public Health Ethics? What can make public health ethically problematic? The concept of the 'Nanny State' What are the limits and limitations of the State's interference in people's lives and health? How to respond to those argue that 'I am free to  eat what I want. It's my body, not yours'

The WHO manual I contributed to is now in Chinese 我撰写的世界卫生组织手册现在是中文

I have received the following email from Andreas Reis, from the Health Ethics Unit at WHO HQ (Geneva) with some good news. Dear Colleagues,   I am happy to report that our WHO Training Manual on Ethics in Epidemics, Emergencies and Disasters has been translated into Chinese. Actually, this happened a few months ago, but I thought it would be worth sharing it given the current epidemic.   Here is the link for the Chinese version of the publication:   TR/17/016 - Ethics in epidemics, emergencies and disasters: Research, surveillance and patient care – Training manual 2015 bitstream/handle/10665/196326/ 9787117270182-chi.pdf  (‎5.807Mb)‎   Thanks and best wishes, Andreas

اختيار د. غياث حسين عضوا في مجموعات عمل لوضع الموجهات الأخلاقية

تم ترشيح د. غياث محمد عباس عضوا في لجنتين لوضع الموجهات الأخلاقية الخاصة بجائحة كورونا (كوفيد ١٩) أحدهما تابعة للجنة الوطنية للأخلاقيات الحيوية وتعمل على وضع الموجهات الأخلاقية للأبحاث الصحية خلال الجائحة، والأخرى لوضع الموجهات الأخلاقية للتعامل مع المرضى في حال شح الموارد - لا قدر الله يمكنك مشاهدة مقاطع د. غياث عن مرض كوفيد-19 والسودان ، و مرض كوفيد-19 وكيف نقرأ الارقام في الأوبئة على قناته على اليوتيوب .