WHO ARE WE?
The ME&HR European Support Division is a group of EMSA members from all over Europe who works on activities related to the pillar. Any EMSA member can Join!
You can contact the ME&HR pillar director here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Empower medical students to defend and actively promote Human Rights within society, whilst raising awareness of ethical matters in health.
● Encourage discussion of ethical issues between medical students and healthcare professionals on the local and European level;
● Advocate for the highest Human Rights standards and understanding in all European countries;
● Raise awareness and promote protection of Human Rights throughout the continent;
● Collaborate with relevant partners in the implementation of objectives related to Medical Ethics & Human Rights.
Pillar Facebook group : https://www.facebook.com/groups/EMSAMedicalEthicsandHumanRights/
EMSA Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/emsa.europe/?fref=ts
WHAT DO WE DO?
European Week of Ethics is a 3-5 day event of plenaries, small working groups and other activities dedicated to the Medical Ethics and Human Rights pillar. The Director of the Medical Ethics and Human Rights pillar supported by the EEB and the host organisers are responsible for the organisation and running of the event. The European Week of Ethics shall be preferably organised at the beginning of the calendar year to avoid conflicts with other international meetings.
To mold a public opinion about refugee rights and to inspire more people with our actions, we prepared and published Heuman Rights Magazine, in which we collected qualified articles about refugee rights; written by medical professors, refugee rights volunteers and enthusiastic EMSAis from all around Europe. MSF (Doctors Without Borders) director also contributed to our magazine with his article in which he shared his precious experiences and advices about refugee rights. We believe that this magazine would be a great source for those who want to gain a deeper understanding of the refugee problem, and encourage people to take action for solution. We also hope that our work would serve as an example for the future generations.
WANT TO JOIN US?
This pillar is very special. Less than two years ago the pillar changed from Medical Ethics and Culture to Medical Ethics and Human Rights. We have our own publications-MedEth News and hEUman rights. We also have our own international EMSA event-the European Week of Ethics. This term we will address topics such as stigma related to mental health, caring for disabled patients and LGBTQI+ rights. We will discuss ethics issues including vaccination and research ethics. Our work on Migrant and Refugee Rights got a head start last year and we are going to keep up the good work and develop it further.
To get the latest news of this pillar, you can join our open Facebook group EMSA Medical Ethics and Human Rights or subscribe to the mailing list of the pillar by sending an e-mail to email@example.com .
For any questions you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.