Challenges and Ethics in Humanitarian Orthopaedic Work

Humanitarian & Disaster Medicine
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Steve Mannion, a seasoned orthopaedic surgeon with extensive experience in humanitarian work, joins us to share some of his most challenging cases and ethical dilemmas encountered during his deployments to various regions around the world.

Steve covers critical topics such as the shortage of healthcare providers, pitfalls of equipment donations to low resource settings, and the importance of two-way links between Europe/USA and less developed countries.

Plus, an in-depth discussion on the seven sins of humanitarian medicine, personal security in areas of conflict, and civil unrest. Steve will also share his insights on the use of expired medications, the role of post-operative care and rehabilitation, self-care, and moral injury. You will hear fascinating case studies, including a crocodile bite in Malawi requiring skin grafting and open fixation, forequarter amputation of a suspected massive sarcoma, escharotomy of burns contractures, and repairing a ‘spaghetti wrist’ in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan.

Steve’s extensive experience in emergency disaster response and capacity building makes him the perfect speaker to learn from. You’ll gain valuable insights into the world of humanitarian medicine and the challenges faced by medical professionals working in resource-limited settings.

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Length: 46m
Guests: Steve Mannion
Host: Will Duffin

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