Ethical conduct of humanitarian medical missions: II. use of photographic images.

  title={Ethical conduct of humanitarian medical missions: II. use of photographic images.},
  author={George Richard Holt},
  journal={Archives of facial plastic surgery},
  volume={14 4},
T he overarching imperative for patient care when a physician volunteers to treat patients in another country is to respect the dignity of the individuals. Because of cultural differences and language barriers, the typical patient-physician relationship will likely not be possible in its fullest extent. Therefore, the physician must make an effort to gain the trust of the patient through nonverbal communication as well as verbal (likely through a translator). A pleasant, attentive approach to… CONTINUE READING

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