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Rationale for Teaching Medical Students to Apply Humanitarian Principles in their Work Practices

Minyaylov N.A.1, Chizh I.M.1, Rusanov S.N.1

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1 I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation

UDC 614.2:614.88.37

Pp. 29–33

Summary. It has been noted that an increasing number of people in the world are becoming victims of humanitarian crises, and the application of basic humanitarian principles can improve the quality of medical care, including medical care in emergencies. Therefore, training future physicians in the application of humanitarian principles in practice becomes a crucial task, since without this it is impossible to imagine achieving the goal of universal health care coverage, including in emergencies. The article presents the experience of teaching medical students to comply with legal obligations when providing medical care in various emergency situations.

Keywords: emergencies, “Health Care in Danger” project, humanitarian crisis, humanitarian principles, international humanitarian law, medical education, medical students, quality of medical care

For citation: Minyaylov N.A., Chizh I.M., Rusanov S.N. Rationale for Teaching Medical Students to Apply Humanitarian Principles in their Work Practices. Meditsina Katastrof = Disaster Medicine. 2022;4:29-33 (In Russ.). https://doi.org/10.33266/2070-1004-2022-4-29-33



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The material was received 06.07.22; the article after peer review procedure 26.10.22; the Editorial Board accepted the article for publication 23.12.22