Ethics for International Medicine : a Practical Guide for Aid Workers in Developing Countries
Anji E. Wall
Dartmouth College Press
Copyright © 2012 Trustees of Dartmouth College
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About the Book
In recent years, international medicine has become a growth industry. International aid organizations, religious organizations, and medical schools all provide opportunities for health care workers to travel to developing countries to provide needed medical care to the world’s poorest citizens. Ethics for International Medicine explores the many challenges faced by these medical aid workers from the West: They serve in settings with limited medical supplies, facilities, and personnel. Their patients speak different languages, have different cultures, and may even have different interpretations of disease. With limited time in which to provide medical care to hundreds of people or more, ethical dilemmas abound, and many health care practitioners, both novice and expert, are unprepared to manage them. This volume uses a series of cases studies to provide medical aid workers with a method for identifying, analyzing, and resolving ethical issues within the context of international medicine. It is an invaluable tool for individuals and health organizations seeking to serve in developing countries throughout the world.
About the Author
Anji E. Wall, MD, PhD, is a resident in general surgery at Vanderbilt University. She earned her PhD in health care ethics at St. Louis University, with a focus on clinical ethics and international medicine. She has participated in international medical experiences in Guatemala and Jamaica.
About the Electronic Publication
This electronic publication of Ethics for International Medicine was made possible with the permission of the author. The University Press of New England created EPUB and PDF files from a scanned copy of the book.
Published with permission of Anji E. Wall.
Dartmouth College Library assigns a Creative Commons BY-NC license to the digital work and associated web site.
Bibliographic InformationPublished by UPNE, Hanover, 2012. ISBN 978-1-61168-252-6, 199 pages.
Print edition: R724 .W35 2012