Healthcare, frugal innovation, and professional voluntarism : a cost-benefit analysis

Ackers, HL ORCID:, Ackers-Johnson, J, Chatwin, JR ORCID: and Tyler, NM 2017, Healthcare, frugal innovation, and professional voluntarism : a cost-benefit analysis , Palgrave Macmillan, UK.

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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.

Item Type: Book
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9783319483658
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Funders: Health Education England
Depositing User: HL Ackers
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2018 11:53
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 21:09

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