Tag Archive for ‘disparities’

Teaching the teacher: An ethical model for international surgical missions

This article describes the ongoing health care needs of patients in low-resource nations, describes the shortcomings of current efforts to deliver this care and foster surgical education in the developing world, and offers an ethical model for training a sustainable global surgical workforce.

SafeCare offers quality framework in resource-restricted settings

Surgeons are aware of the gap between the care patients in resource-restricted countries receive and the ideal standard of care. To help providers deliver safe care to their patients—regardless of available resources—the new SafeCare Foundation is offering surgeons and other health care professionals a comprehensive system that can be used to improve outcomes.

Dr. Kaafarani (left) operating in the Central African Republic.

Enhancing American surgical training: Meeting the challenge of a globalizing world

Surgical diseases historically have received less public health attention and less global support than have the conditions other medical specialties treat.1 Over the past decade, however, the surgical specialties have seen exponential growth in both interest and involvement within the global health education community.

Cultural Competence: Why surgeons should care

The importance of cultural competence in medicine has gained recognition in academic forums and literature over the past five decades. These discussions were born of the realities that face health care today as a necessary response to the increasingly diverse U.S. population, coupled with emerging evidence of health care disparities and the initiatives that seek […]


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