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Healthcare, Frugal Innovation, and Professional Voluntarism

A Cost-Benefit Analysis

Palgrave Macmillan
  • 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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Table of contents (5 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. International Mobility and Learning in the UK National Health Service

    • Helen Louise Ackers, James Ackers-Johnson, John Chatwin, Natasha Tyler
    Pages 1-11Open Access
  3. Internationalisation and Placement Activity in the UK National Health Service

    • Helen Louise Ackers, James Ackers-Johnson, John Chatwin, Natasha Tyler
    Pages 13-30Open Access
  4. What Do Health Workers Learn on International Placements?

    • Helen Louise Ackers, James Ackers-Johnson, John Chatwin, Natasha Tyler
    Pages 31-66Open Access
  5. Managing Costs and Risks

    • Helen Louise Ackers, James Ackers-Johnson, John Chatwin, Natasha Tyler
    Pages 67-89Open Access
  6. Conclusions: Towards a Model for Sustainable Professional Volunteering

    • Helen Louise Ackers, James Ackers-Johnson, John Chatwin, Natasha Tyler
    Pages 91-108Open Access
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 109-141

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.

Keywords

  • Health Education
  • Overseas Training
  • Africa
  • Development
  • NHS
  • Sustainability
  • development policy
  • development aid

Authors and Affiliations

  • Social Sciences, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom

    Helen Louise Ackers

  • Directorate of Social Sciences, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom

    James Ackers-Johnson

  • School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom

    John Chatwin, Natasha Tyler

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. 


   

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Buying options

Softcover Book USD 31.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 31.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)