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Global Health and Volunteering Beyond Borders : A Guide for Healthcare Professionals

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Mildred M.G. Olivier, Clarisse C. Croteau-Chonka, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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Global Health and Volunteering: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals is designed to educate volunteers to be effective partners in delivering medical services locally and globally. Healthcare professionals are increasingly interested in global health and volunteering in areas of acute need. The biggest challenge to health in many locales is the inability to access the health care system. When people do connect with medical services, medications and surgical opportunities for chronic disease (i.…
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Olivier, Mildred M.G.
Croteau-Chonka, Clarisse C.
Responsibility
Mildred M.G. Olivier, Clarisse C. Croteau-Chonka, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 303 p.) : 62 illus., 60 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319986609
9783319986593 (Print ed.)
9783319986616 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cultural Characteristics
Cultural Competency
Global Health
International Cooperation
Voluntary Health Agencies
Volunteers
Specialty
Global Health
Health Services Administration
Internationality
Abstract
Global Health and Volunteering: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals is designed to educate volunteers to be effective partners in delivering medical services locally and globally. Healthcare professionals are increasingly interested in global health and volunteering in areas of acute need. The biggest challenge to health in many locales is the inability to access the health care system. When people do connect with medical services, medications and surgical opportunities for chronic disease (i.e. glaucoma, diabetes, or hypertension) are often not affordable or cannot be sustained for a long period of time. The contributions in this book focus on a respectful dialog with local people and a willingness to learn from new experiences on the part of the volunteer. Skills transfer from visiting personnel to local providers is featured as a means to enhance healthcare sustainability. An appreciation of differing cultures, an understanding of the local economic conditions and challenges, and strategies for collaborating with the existing medical establishment are foundations of successful volunteer experiences as highlighted in this book. Dimensions of global health such as professionalism, religious beliefs, ethical dilemmas, traditional medicine, and alternative strategies for service are addressed by experts. Written and edited by leaders in the field, many of whom have more than two decades of experience volunteering abroad, Global Health and Volunteering: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals imparts lessons learned to help the reader avoid initial mistakes, while making the global health commitment stronger.
Contents
1. An Overview Of Global Health For The Healthcare Professional -- 2. Global Health Education -- 3. Perspectives On Global Health And Volunteerism For Health Care Providers: The Importance Of Preparation, Identification And Management Of Infectious Diseases And Mitigation Of Other Risks -- 4. What Could Go Wrong?: Providing A Moral Grounding To The Ethics Of Short-Term Medicine -- 5. Religious Foundations For Global Health Missions -- 6. Professionalism In Global Health -- 7. Technical Factors In Telemedicine Adoption In Extreme Resource Poor Countries -- 8. Encountering Traditional Medicine In Global Health Service -- 9. Humanitarian Relief: A Public Health View -- 10. Miltary Medicine And Global Health: A Core Competency -- 11. The Role Of Professional Societies In Achieving Global Health Security: Validating A Discipline Of Disaster Medicine And Public Health -- 12. Global Health Organizations: What They Are And How They Work -- 13. Cultural Sensitivity In Global Outreach -- 14. Country Spotlight: China -- 15. Country Spotlight: India -- 16 Recollections Of My International Experiences -- 17. Country Spotlight: Africa -- 18. Country Spotlight: Eastern Mediterranean -- 19. Country Spotlight: Caribbean -- 20. Cultural Considerations For Health Care Treatment Of Latinos In The United States -- 21. Similarities Greater Than Differences: A Doctor’s Perspective -- 22. International Foundations For Ophthalmology -- 23. Global Ophthalmology -- 24. Ophthalmology: India -- 25. Coda.
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Healthcare, Frugal Innovation, and Professional Voluntarism : A Cost-Benefit Analysis

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Helen Louise Ackers, James Ackers-Johnson, John Chatwin, Natasha Tyler. --Cham: Palgrave Macmillan , 2017.
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book investigates what international placements of healthcare employees in low resource settings add to the UK workforce and the efficacy of the 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 reso…
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Ackers, Helen Louise
Other Authors
Ackers-Johnson, James
Chatwin, John
Tyler, Natasha
Responsibility
Helen Louise Ackers, James Ackers-Johnson, John Chatwin, Natasha Tyler
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 141 p. 8 illus., 7 illus. in color.)
ISBN
9783319483665
9783319483658 (Print ed.)
9783319483672 (Print ed.)
9783319839233 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Health Personnel - economics
Internationality
Volunteers
Other Subjects
Uganda
United Kingdom
Specialty
Health Services
Abstract
This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book investigates what international placements of healthcare employees in low resource settings add to the UK workforce and the efficacy of the 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.
Contents
1. International mobility and learning in the UK National Health Service -- 2. Internationalisation and placement activity in the UK National Health Service -- 3. What do health workers learn on international placements? -- 4. Managing costs and risks -- 5. Conclusions: Towards a model for sustainable professional volunteering -- Appendix 1. Data collection and methods -- Appendix 2. The Sustainable Volunteering Project -- Appendix 3. The MOVE survey.
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e-Book
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Managing spontaneous community volunteers in disasters : a field manual

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Orloff, Lisa. --London, England: CRC Press , 2011.
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Orloff, Lisa
Place of Publication
London, England
Publisher
CRC Press
Date of Publication
2011
Physical Description
312 p.
ISBN
9781439818343
Subjects (MeSH)
Disaster Planning
Rescue Work - organization & administration
Volunteers
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency management
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e-Book
Publication Type
Handbook
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Mass fatalities : managing the community response

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Teahen, Peter R. --London, England: CRC Press , 2012.
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Teahen, Peter R
Place of Publication
London, England
Publisher
CRC Press
Date of Publication
2012
Physical Description
402 p.
ISBN
9781439849033
Subjects (MeSH)
Disasters
Disaster Planning
Volunteers - organization & administration
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency management
Volunteers
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e-Book
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IWK. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, IWK. Neonatal Care Team. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2021.
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PL-0860
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Parent Partners are a group of volunteers who have had babies in the NICU. We're here to help you parent in the NICU and to support you while you're here.
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IWK. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
IWK. Neonatal Care Team
Alternate Title
Building Heart Connections in the NICU
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital Volunteers
Hospital Units
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
Neonatal Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital wards
Neonatal intensive care
Newborn infants--Care
Volunteers
Abstract
Parent Partners are a group of volunteers who have had babies in the NICU. We're here to help you parent in the NICU and to support you while you're here.
Responsibility
IWK Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0860
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Volunteer handbook : Nova Scotia Hospital : mental health and addictions program

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Capital Health. Volunteer Services. --Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2015.
Call Number
WX 159.5 C244v 2015 REF
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Nova Scotia Hospital
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Call Number
WX 159.5 C244v 2015 REF
Corporate Author
Capital Health. Volunteer Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2015
Physical Description
30 p.
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital Volunteers - organization & administation
Mental Health Services - organization & administration
Other Subjects
Nova Scotia Hospital
Format
Book
Publication Type
Handbook
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
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REFERENCE
Loan Period
In library use
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