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Ethics of Short-term Experiences Abroad and Sustainable Solutions: Judy Wasserheit
Ethics of Short-term Experiences Abroad and Sustainable Solutions: Judy Wasserheit
Ethics of Short-term Experiences Abroad and Sustainable Solutions: Judy Wasserheit
Ethics of Short-term Experiences Abroad and Sustainable Solutions: Judy Wasserheit
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Ethics of Short-term Experiences Abroad and Sustainable Solutions: Judy Wasserheit

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Ethics of Short-term Experiences Abroad and Sustainable Solutions

Judith Wasserheit, University of Washington, Department of Global Health

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  • 1. Ethics of Short-term Experiences & Sustainable Solutions
    • Fundamental Challenge
    • Overarching Goal : Development of long term, sustainable, local capacity to improve the health of populations in low & middle income countries
    • But…
    • Many international experiences
    • are short term
    • involving students/trainees from US & other high income countries
    • with limited support for host institution infrastructure
  • 2. Ethics of Short-term Experiences & Sustainable Solutions
    • Guiding Principles
    • Mutual benefit
      • Students/trainees & patients
      • Partner institutions & local community
    • Minimal risk of harm
    • High quality
      • Education, training & mentoring
      • Research
      • Service
    • Sustainability
    • Evaluation & iterative improvement
  • 3. Ethics of Short-term Experiences & Sustainable Solutions
    • Thorny Questions
    • Mutual benefit
      • To whom & what extent? (eg: must local community benefit?)
      • Metrics?
    • Minimal risk of harm
      • Student/trainee selection preparation & on site support to assure safety?
      • Trainee & preceptor responsibilities to protect patients?
      • Program structure to limit burden & brain drain?
  • 4. Ethics of Short-term Experiences & Sustainable Solutions
    • Thorny Questions
    • High quality
      • Faculty & administrative infrastructure needs at host & home institutions?
      • Selection of on-site preceptors/mentors?
    • Sustainability
      • Hard to guarantee…what does this really mean?
    • Evaluation & iterative improvement
      • What & how often?
  • 5. Ethics of Short-term Experiences & Sustainable Solutions
    • Parmi Suchdev, MD, MPH
    • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Emory University
    • Medical Epidemiologist, Nutrition Branch, CDC
    • Silvia Montano, MD, MPH
    • US Naval Medical Research Center, Lima, Peru
    • Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
    • Affiliate Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology, UW
    • Steven Schmidbauer, MDiv
    • Executive Director
    • Child Family Health International

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