Healthcare, Frugal Innovation, and Professional Voluntarism: A Cost-Benefit Analysis (Hardcover)
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 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.
About the Author
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.