Scrutinizing Global Short-Term Medical Outreach

  title={Scrutinizing Global Short-Term Medical Outreach},
  author={Matthew Decamp},
  journal={Hastings Center Report},
  pages={21 - 23}
  • M. Decamp
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Hastings Center Report
About five years ago, I was among a dozen or so medical and nursing students involved in a short-term medical outreach trip to Honduras. [...] Key Method (1) Health care personnel from a developed country organize a visit with local contacts in a developing one. The team travels to a community. With them are medical supplies, including medications and educational materials. They stay for a short period and operate something resembling a clinic or surgical center in their home country.Expand
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