Skills for Global Health Professionals

  • Douglas Bourn


The health profession has become more global in recent years. There is greater recognition that health issues need to be situated in a global context. Globalisation has resulted in a greater movement of peoples around the world which has had a consequential impact on diseases and skills needed to respond to these challenges. More and more professionals in health have seen the value of having experience working in another country to broaden their skills and knowledge. Bourn outlines why, what and how the health profession is beginning to consider global skills as integral component of training and being a health professional.


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  • Douglas Bourn
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  1. 1.Development Education Research CentreUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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