Medical voluntourism in Honduras: ‘Helping’ the poor?

@article{McLennan2014MedicalVI,
  title={Medical voluntourism in Honduras: ‘Helping’ the poor?},
  author={Sharon J. McLennan},
  journal={Progress in Development Studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={14},
  pages={163 - 179}
}
Medical voluntourism, where health professionals travel to another country to provide medical services is a growing, but under-researched phenomenon. This article, based on qualitative research with medical voluntourists in Honduras, uses Scheyven’s (2001) continuum of voluntourism to explore the complexities of medical voluntourism. The research found that while ostensibly ‘helpful’, volunteer tourism in Honduras is often harmful, entrenching paternalism and inequitable relationships; and that… 

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