Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/181955
Authors: 
Ackers, Helen Louise
Ackers-Johnson, James
Chatwin, John
Tyler, Natasha
Year of Publication: 
2017
Abstract: 
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.
Subjects: 
healthcare
politics
poverty
aid
development
Africa
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ISBN: 
978-3-319-48366-5
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Book
Document Version: 
Published Version

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