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Global Health and Volunteering Beyond Borders

A Guide for Healthcare Professionals



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Global Health and Volunteering Beyond Borders: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals educates the health care community by preparing individuals and first-time volunteers to be effective partners in delivering medical services locally and globally. The contributions in the book provide pathways to integrate long-range learning on the part of the volunteer and skills transfer to local personnel to enhance sustainability. This book discusses the pitfalls to be avoided when volunteering abroad, including cultural ignorance, lack of background in local medical conditions, assuming that there is only one way to treat patients, and medical voyeurism. An appreciation of differing cultures, an understanding of the local economic conditions and challenges, a willingness to learn from new experiences, and strategies for collaborating with the existing medical establishment are foundations of successful volunteer experiences as highlighted in this book. Dimensions of global health such as professionalism, religious beliefs, ethical dilemmas, traditional medicine and alternative strategies for service are addressed by experts. In recent years, healthcare professionals are showing increasing interest in global health and volunteering in areas of acute need. As an example, the biggest challenge to health in many countries is the inability for many to access the health care system. When people do connect with medical services, medications and surgical opportunities for a chronic disease (ie glaucoma, diabetes, or hypertension) are often not affordable or cannot be sustained for a long period of time. The authors in this book have as their goal is not only to help provide rewarding global heath experiences for volunteers and make a contribution to sustainable health services for the host. Written and edited by leaders in the field many of whom have more than two decades of experience volunteering abroad, Global Health and Volunteering Beyond Borders: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals imparts lessons learned to help the reader avoid initial mistakes, while making the global health commitment stronger.

Author Biography

Mildred M.G. Olivier, MD FACS Professor of Surgery, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science / Chicago Medical School Assistant Dean for Diversity, Director of Global Health, CEO Midwest Glaucoma Center, PC Glaucoma Consultant John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County Hoffman Estates IL, USA Clarisse Croteau-Chonka, PhD And So It Begins, LLC Chicago, IL, USA
Release date Australia
November 12th, 2018
Edited by Clarisse Croteau-Chonka Edited by MILDRED OLIVIER
Country of Publication
1st ed. 2019
55 Tables, color; 55 Illustrations, color; 1 Illustrations, black and white; X, 307 p. 56 illus., 55 illus. in color.
Springer International Publishing AG
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