A Practical Guide to Global Health Service

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American Medical Association, 2006 - Medical - 402 pages
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The first text specifically designed for medical professionals interested in volunteering internationally. Reverence for Life: Guide to International Health Care Service Opportunities offers both a comprehensive introduction to volunteer service and a wide-ranging directory of international health service organizations, detailing the relevant information on each. It is the ultimate source for potential volunteers to get information, get advice on how to make a decision, compare programs, and much more. This first part of Reverence for Life is comprised of the author's and other inspirational stories about why people volunteer. Other chapters include: an expansion on global health and ethics, the culture of volunteerism, safety and practicality, and tips on how to garner the most out of the volunteer experience. The second part of this resource are the organizational profiles. Each organizational profile includes contact information and details about the length of service terms available, room and board, and availability for funding. Profiles can also be searched through several other formats, including: minimum length of term available, health profession, countries, and continents. organizations, a sample travel preparation list, and recommendations for medical students. The service opportunities are for a wide range of professions, including: doctors, nurses, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, medical students, dentists, pharmacists, health services managers, etc. Reverence for Life contains everything one would need to volunteer any type of medical service in international communities across the world.

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