PEDS X001 - First Do No Harm: Ethically Responsible Short Term Global Health Trips
Interest in global health has rapidly grown in popularity over the past decade. Health care providers of all kinds are seeking out and making opportunities for short-term international medical trips that allow them to have a positive experience while seeing the world, using their skills in resource-poor settings, and maintaining their careers here at home. Yet, despite their skilled practice and good intent, if not planned properly, there may be unintended consequence of these short-term trips have on their host communities that linger long after the team has returned home.
This one-day course will feature speakers from around the world with backgrounds in multiple health-care fields and extensive experience in the field of global health. Participants will gain insight into common ethical pitfalls of planning and participating in short-term global health projects and discuss how they might use their resources, skills, and training in ways that provide a positive impact not only to themselves but also to the patients and communities that they hope to serve and improve the health of these communities beyond the short term.
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Following this course you will be able to:
Understand potentially adverse effects of short-term international medical trips
Identify common ethical pitfalls in short-term international medical trips
Learn how to partner with host-communities
Learn how to best prepare for a short term medical trip
Employ ethically responsible and meaningful short-term global health opportunities
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