Would've Could've Should've - The role of health workers in human rights issues

This session plan focuses on the role health workers can play in relation to health related human rights in general. The session begins with a personal story from a health worker as an illustration of a patient care situation with human rights implications. All the actors that play a role in this story are placed into an overview. Afterwards the participants pose each other a series of questions in pairs to become aware of their own standpoint towards the possible roles of health workers. The session concludes with a diagram to illustrate the different spheres in which health workers can play a role.

  • To understand the roles that health workers (can) play in relation to health related human rights
  • To become aware of their own position and their personal standpoint towards the role of health workers

Health workers, basic knowledge about human rights is helpful

90 minutes

Users feedback

Very helpful for young trainers

The training manual is very helpful for young trainers. Planning a training session becomes an easy task through it, and the content is very rich and well structured .
We used some activities for the first time in a 3 days training  ..... read more

Sana Sboui and Mayssa Rekhis - Tunesia  - Apr 2012

Very useful

One Big family, Health as a Human Right, Domestic Vioelence and Everyday stories are the most useful session plans for me.  The first two are useful because Right to Health is a relatively new concept in my country.  The latter ..... read more

unknown - Asia - Sep 2011

practical materials

Thank you very much for the very information and practical materials available. Was introduced tot he site through the ESCR-net group in regards to the training.

I am from the Pacific and will try with all effort to get some supp ..... read more

Vani Dulaki - Fiji - Sep 2011