BMJ Global Health Publishes Office of Global Surgery Paper

OGS Graduate Students and Resident First Authors Publish Paper on Ethical Considerations in Global Surgery

09 March 2021

BMJ Global Health has published a paper “Ethical considerations in global surgery: a scoping review” by The Office of Global Surgery (OGS) team. The research addresses the ethical considerations as the field of global surgery grows to meet the need of communities that are under-serviced in healthcare.

The paper’s co-first authors are resident Dr. Chantalle Grant and graduate students Tessa Robinson and Dr. Alreem Al Hinai. Drs. Cheryl Mack, Regan Guilfoyle, Abdullah Saleh were co-authors. OGS is building upon the findings of this paper to create and publish an ethical framework for global surgery that helps develop healthcare services in under-serviced communities.

Other OGS successes include:

  • UNESCO 14th World Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Health Law oral presentation accepted:“Developing an Ethical Framework for Global Surgical Partnerships” (presented by Cheryl Mack)
  • Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RASACS) Google Hangout hosted by Drs. Alreem Al Hinai and Matthew Bobel "Ethics in Global Surgery"
  • Canadian Global Surgery Trainees Alliance (CGSTA) Webinar presented by Dr. Alreem Al Hinai: "Intro to Ethics in Global Surgery" 
  • Grand Rounds at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman presented by Dr. Alreem Al Hinai "Global Surgery: Past, Present, and Future."