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What (and where on earth) is “Quality” in Health Care?

Learn more in the latest (November 2018) issue of the Lancet Global Health

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Truly the Light is Sweet…







“Liyt is sweet, and delitable to the iyen to se the sunne.” (Ecclesiastes 11:7, Wycliffe translation, 1395)


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Boston Grocers, 1906

another view (the owner, 2nd from the left below, was Mr. Selden Rand):
Photos from the author’s personal collection; may be shared and reused for educational non-profit use in accord with the Creative Commons license.


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Global Health Ethics: A Short Bibliography

What has ethics to do with global health? Rather a lot! Explore the free online resources described in this new annotated bibliography, recently developed with support from the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator (GHELI) at Harvard University.  The bibliography may be useful to guide development of  a select reading list for the classroom, and for beginning researchers in global ethics as it relates to bioethics, humanitarian aid, public health, human rights, and the role of religion in health. To view and download other teaching tools on related topics*, visit GHELI’s online repository.

*Related GHELI teaching packs that also explore ethical issues and dilemmas:
Health and Human Rights
Accidents and Injuries: Lessons from a Stampede
Flint, Michigan: Lethal Water

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Medicine, Science, and Liturgy

The arts of medicine and science, detail in the stained glass windows behind the high altar, Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University. Click to view enlarged.

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Short Tips on Writing – and Climate

New on the “Teaching Tools” page:

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