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Healthcare, Frugal Innovation, and Professional Voluntarism

A Cost-Benefit Analysis

Authors: Ackers, L., Ackers-Johnson, J., Chatwin, J., Tyler, N.

  • Provides the first comprehensive analysis of a professional volunteer deployment project and its effect on national health care education in the sending country
  • Offers enlightening case studies in overseas training in Africa
  • Speaks to both health care educators and policy makers in the UK and elsewhere
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About this book

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This book investigates what international placements of healthcare employees in low resource settings add to the UK workforce and the efficacy of its national health system. The authors present empirical data collected from a volunteer deployment project in Uganda focused on reducing maternal and new-born mortality and discuss the learning and experiential outcomes for UK health care professionals acting as long term volunteers in low resource settings. They also develop a model for structured placement that offers optimal learning and experiential outcomes and minimizes risk, while shedding new light on the role that international placements play as part of continuing professional development both in the UK and in other sending countries.

About the authors

Helen Louise Ackers is Chair in Global Social Justice at the University of Salford, UK. 
James Ackers-Johnson is Project Manager at the University of Salford, UK. 
John Chatwin is a qualitative researcher who has worked on a wide variety of high profile international studies.
Natasha Tyler is Doctoral Researcher based in the Knowledge and Place Research Group at the University of Salford, UK. 

   

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • International Mobility and Learning in the UK National Health Service

    Ackers, Helen Louise (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Internationalisation and Placement Activity in the UK National Health Service

    Ackers, Helen Louise (et al.)

    Pages 13-30

  • What Do Health Workers Learn on International Placements?

    Ackers, Helen Louise (et al.)

    Pages 31-66

  • Managing Costs and Risks

    Ackers, Helen Louise (et al.)

    Pages 67-89

  • Conclusions: Towards a Model for Sustainable Professional Volunteering

    Ackers, Helen Louise (et al.)

    Pages 91-108

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-48366-5
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover 29,12 €
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 29,12 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-83923-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Healthcare, Frugal Innovation, and Professional Voluntarism
Book Subtitle
A Cost-Benefit Analysis
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48366-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48366-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-48365-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83923-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 141
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
Topics