Challenging Operations An Ethical Framework to Assist Humanitarian Aid Workers in their Decision-Making Processes
Clarinval, C. and Biller-Andorno, N. (2014). Challenging Operations: An Ethical Framework to Assist Humanitarian Aid Workers in their Decision-Making Processes. PLOS Currents Disasters. 23(6).
The authors highlight several real-life cases involving ethical issues encountered by humanitarian aid workers and propose an ethical framework to assist with the decision-making process. The framework includes a ten-step process modelled on tools used in the clinical setting that promotes a transparent decision-making process, and the authors make organizational recommendations that will help healthcare facilities and disaster aid providers implement the framework.