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The Ethics of Educational Healthcare Placements in Low and Middle Income Countries

First Do No Harm?

Authors: Ahmed, Anya, Ackers-Johnson, James, Ackers, Louise

  • Carves a new path in the debate on the efficiency of student involvement in low-resource countries 
  • Sets out the original research of experts in the field who have personally supervised volunteer deployment in Africa
  • Offers a blueprint for developing more ethical elective placements to both educators and students themselves
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This book examines the current state of elective placements of medical undergraduate students in developing countries and their impact on health care education at home. Drawing from a recent case study of volunteer deployment in Uganda, the authors provide an in-depth evaluation of the impacts on the students themselves and the learning outcomes associated with placements in low resource settings, as well as the impacts that these forms of student mobility have on the host settings. In addition to reviewing the existing literature on elective placements, the authors outline a potential model for the future development of ethical elective placements. As the book concurs with an increasing international demand for elective placements, it will be of immediate interest to universities, intermediary organizations, students as consumers, and hosting organisations in low-resource settings.

About the authors

Anya Ahmed is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Salford, UK. 
James Ackers-Johnson is Project manager at the University of Salford, UK. 
Helen Louise Ackers is Chair in Global Social Justice at the University of Salford, UK. 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction: Why Ethical Educational Placements?

    Ahmed, Anya (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • The Ethical Educational Placement Project

    Ahmed, Anya (et al.)

    Pages 15-45

  • Student Learning on Ethical Educational Placements

    Ahmed, Anya (et al.)

    Pages 47-82

  • Ethical Placements? Under What Conditions Can Educational Placements Support Sustainable Development?

    Ahmed, Anya (et al.)

    Pages 83-116

  • Managing Reciprocity: No Harm Approaches to International Educational Placements

    Ahmed, Anya (et al.)

    Pages 117-130

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48363-4
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $31.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48362-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Ethics of Educational Healthcare Placements in Low and Middle Income Countries
Book Subtitle
First Do No Harm?
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48363-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48363-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-48362-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 158
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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