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Health Care in Danger: The Rights and Responsibilities of Health-Care Personnel Working in Armed Conflict and Other Emergencies (ICRC)

The rights and responsibilities e-learning module is a web based educational tool designed to provide health care workers with an in depth explanation of their rights and responsibilities during armed conflicts and other emergencies. Developed by the International Committee of the Red Cross, it includes 7 chapters addressing specific issues or themes which health-care workers may face during crises in order to prepare them to respond effectively and ensure that they can provide the necessary care to their patients.

This module has been specifically designed for anyone involved in the delivery of health care who would like to know more about the rights and responsibilities of health-care personnel in armed conflicts and other emergencies.

The purpose of this module is to make you think about specific dilemmas that health-care personnel may face when discharging their responsibilities in emergency contexts. While it cannot provide answers to such dilemmas, it aims to ease decision-making and to provide guidance for how to act in the most difficult circumstances.