Medical Peace Work Glossary
Terms are from the Medical Peace Work | Course 1 Health Workers, conflict and peace.
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Codes of conduct
The moral principles that are implicit or explicit in (inter-) national codes and which reflect good clinical practice.
Perception of incompatible goals in a goal-seeking system. Conflict is not necessarily violent. In fact, parties who have incompatible goals may deal with them in productive and non-violent ways.
The prevailing pattern of social and political conflicts at the beginning of the 21st century.
Cultural violence refers to those parts of religion, ideology, language, art, science, or cosmology which justify and legitimise the use of direct or structural violence (J. Galtung).