Drivers of Violence Against Health Care – And What Can Be Done About Them

Sept 21
12 - 1pm EDT
Wolfe W1030; also online, East Baltimore Campus East Baltimore Campus
This event is free

Who can attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • General public

Contact

Jenny Jun

Description

Pervasive violence against hospitals, patients, doctors, and other health workers has become a horrifically common feature of modern war. These relentless attacks destroy lives and the capacity of health systems to tend to those in need. Inaction to stop this violence undermines long-standing values and laws designed to ensure that sick and wounded people receive care. This is a hybrid event.

In his new book, Perilous Medicine: The Struggle to Protect Health Care from the Violence of War, Leonard Rubenstein, a professor of the practice at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who has investigated atrocities against health workers around the world, offers a gripping and powerful account of the dangers health workers face during conflict and the legal, political, and moral struggle to protect them.

In a special webinar in honor of the release of Perilous Medicine, hear from Rubenstein and others in a panel held at the Bloomberg School that will cover themes and stories from the book. The panelists will discuss firsthand experience and compelling personal stories, and will offer a path forward.

Who can attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • General public

Registration

Please register in advance to attend the event via Zoom

Contact

Jenny Jun