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Healthcare, Frugal Innovation, and Professional Voluntarism

A Cost-Benefit Analysis

Benefits

  • Provides the first comprehensive analysis of a professional volunteer deployment project and its effect on national health care education in the sending country

  • Offers enlightening case studies in overseas training in Africa

  • Speaks to both health care educators and policy makers in the UK and elsewhere

Open Access
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Helen Louise Ackers, James Ackers-Johnson, John Chatwin, Natasha Tyler
    Pages 1-11 Open Access
  3. Helen Louise Ackers, James Ackers-Johnson, John Chatwin, Natasha Tyler
    Pages 13-30 Open Access
  4. Helen Louise Ackers, James Ackers-Johnson, John Chatwin, Natasha Tyler
    Pages 31-66 Open Access
  5. Helen Louise Ackers, James Ackers-Johnson, John Chatwin, Natasha Tyler
    Pages 67-89 Open Access
  6. Helen Louise Ackers, James Ackers-Johnson, John Chatwin, Natasha Tyler
    Pages 91-108 Open Access
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 109-141

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Health Education Overseas Training Africa Development NHS Sustainability

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Social SciencesUniversity of SalfordSalfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Directorate of Social SciencesUniversity of SalfordSalfordUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social SciencesUniversity of SalfordSalfordUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social SciencesUniversity of SalfordSalfordUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Helen Louise Ackers is Chair in Global Social Justice at the University of Salford, UK. 

James Ackers-Johnson is Project Manager at the University of Salford, UK. 

John Chatwin is a qualitative researcher who has worked on a wide variety of high profile international studies.

Natasha Tyler is Doctoral Researcher based in the Knowledge and Place Research Group at the University of Salford, UK. 


   

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