Cultural sensitivity and ethical considerations

Bobel, Matthew Cronon and Al Hinai, Alreem and Roslani, April Camilla (2022) Cultural sensitivity and ethical considerations. Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery, 35 (05). pp. 371-375. ISSN 1531-0043, DOI

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Global surgery is a burgeoning area of global health. Surgeons can engage in one-or many-of the facets of global healthcare delivery: clinical care, capacity building, education, research, etc. Working in an increasingly global community, surgeons must be aware of the richness of cultural diversity at home and around the world such that they can provide culturally sensitive care. This chapter focuses on the most common way in which surgeons engage in global surgery: surgical short-term experiences in global health (STEGHs). Surgical STEGHs pose an intricate set of ethical dilemmas. As team leaders, surgeons must understand the community they intend to serve on these trips. Further, they should confirm that everyone who joins them is prepared to deliver care in a culturally sensitive and competent manner. Finally, surgeons must consider potential ethical dilemmas that may arise before, during, and after surgical STEGHs and have strategies to navigate them.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Global surgery ethics; Cultural sensitivity; Cultural competency; Global health
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2023 08:02
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2023 08:02

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