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Pédiatres du monde : histoire et éthique d’un organisme de solidarité internationale

Abstract : Introduction: Pediatricians of the World (PDM) is a french medical association with pediatric specificity. His goal is to work with health professionals of the child and his mother. The main objective of this work is to transcribe the history of PDM. The secondary objective is to open the discussion on humanitarian ethics. Material and Methods: This work was conducted from the PDM archives, supplemented by interviews with members of the association and participation at PDM programs. The part on ethics and humanitarianism starts with an interview with Professor Mattei, has been enriched by meetings within PDM and a bibliographic work. Results: The association was founded in 1995 in AFPA by liberal pediatricians under the name of AFPA-humanitarian and became PDM in 2003. Its action began in Moldova, before developing in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Cambodia, Morocco, Democratic Republic of Congo and France. The programs are based on short relay missions. Ethical deliberation is a collegial questioning, aiming to find the least bad solution possible to a specific problem. It seems legitimate to develop it in humanitarian, recalling that the beneficiaries must be at the center of decisions concerning themselves. Conclusion: PDM has shown that short missions could be the source of long-term projects. His history and experience led him to the creation of an ethics committee in 2018.
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Sarah Wettler. Pédiatres du monde : histoire et éthique d’un organisme de solidarité internationale. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2018. ⟨dumas-02414019⟩

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