Preparing for International Health Experiences: A Practical Guide

Akshaya Neil Arya

June 19, 2017 by CRC Press
Textbook - 250 Pages
ISBN 9781138627277 - CAT# K31944

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Features

  • Provides information on navigating the legalities and bureaucracies of international medical training
  • Gives insights into cultural and language competencies, including how to be ethical and deferential in the exchange of situational knowledge
  • Covers specific professions from pediatrics to psychiatry to dentistry
  • Offers insights from contributors at the top of their careers who have engaged extensively in global field work
  • Provides accompanying toolsets online

Summary

At some point in their careers, many health professionals and students wish to engage in overseas work. Learning from other systems, people and cultures is invaluable and in some cases life changing.

This book is a unique resource that offers necessary insights into making the most of the experience, from pre-departure training through to return orientation. It provides information on navigating the legalities and bureaucracies of international medical training and gives insights into cultural and language competencies, including how to be ethical and deferential in the exchange of situational knowledge.

Preparing for International Health Experiences is a must-read for any healthcare student considering volunteering, doing mission or practical work abroad. It covers specific medical professions from paediatrics to surgery, and allied disciplines such as dentistry and nursing. Its practical tips and consideration of ethical issues will be valued by readers of different levels and experience.

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