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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About this book
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.
Authors and Affiliations
University of Salford , Salford, United Kingdom
Anya Ahmed, James Ackers-Johnson, Helen Louise Ackers
About the authors
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.
Book Title: The Ethics of Educational Healthcare Placements in Low and Middle Income Countries
Book Subtitle: First Do No Harm?
Authors: Anya Ahmed, James Ackers-Johnson, Helen Louise Ackers
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
License: CC BY
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-48362-7Published: 10 April 2017
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-83922-6Published: 28 July 2018
eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-48363-4Published: 30 March 2017
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XI, 158
Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour