Global Health Ethics in Practice

Interest in global service learning opportunities is thriving, as medicine seeks to improve its understanding of the economic, social, cultural, and environmental determinants of disease and illness. The desire to help those in need around the world is laudable, and global health experiences have unquestionable value for medical students and trainees; yet the ethical challenges and cultural impact of serving and learning from the most vulnerable populations warrant close examination. In this month's issue, authors from U.S. medical schools and their collaborating institutions abroad offer guidelines for establishing mutually beneficial, culturally sensitive, sustainable partnerships.

Volume 12, Number 3: 143-252 Full Issue PDF