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“Anytime we evaluate success primarily based on the number of patients treated, there is a Danger of Sacrificing Safety…

Our most significant metric of success must be the Quality of Care we provide…

Excerpt from WHEN HEALTHCARE HURTS
Second Edition, by Greg Seager.

Summary

When Healthcare Hurts is an evidence-based, critical look at the potential pitfalls and opportunities of global health volunteerism. Greg Seager, Founder and CEO of Christian Health Service Corps, asks thought-provoking questions about global health projects that can illuminate areas of needed improvement and uncover some of our own harmful biases. Mr. Seager draws from research, WHO, UNICEF, and other authoritative sources to compose six best practice guidelines in global health. The combination of real-world case studies, and the author’s wealth of experience make this book a must-read for anyone serving in short or long-term global health initiatives.

When Healthcare Hurts: An Evidence-Based Guide for Best Practices in Global Health Initiatives, Second Edition

Is the first book to look seriously at the challenges of patient safety and developmental safety in global health.

Author Greg Seager outlines six evidence-based guidelines to address these challenges based on research, WHO standards, and a wealth of personal experience. The book is a comprehensive review of key principles every global health volunteer should know to avoid causing harm and make a lasting difference.

Have you ever returned from a medical mission trip and thought “What could we have done better?”

When Healthcare Hurts, Second Edition, is the definitive guide on preserving patient safety and human dignity in long and short-term health projects. Author Greg Seager compiles a list of several best practices for global health projects, backed up by a wealth of research and personal experience both leading and participating in medical missions.

Whether you are preparing for a medical mission trip or if you’ve led global health projects for years, When Healthcare Hurts offers practical insight for your crucial work.

Reviews

Dr. Nicholas Comniellis, MD MPH DIMPH
Dr. Nicholas Comniellis, MD MPH DIMPH
Founder and Dean of the Institute for International Medicine
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When Healthcare Hurts, Second Edition, is an inspired testament of field-tested principles and strategies; ones designed to direct our humanitarian enthusiasm towards maximum benefit and longevity in the face of very limited resources.
Dr. Ted Lankester
Dr. Ted Lankester
InterHealth Worldwide Founder
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In this important and compelling book, the author from his wealth of practical and academic experience, talks us through the best practices which health professionals can follow to transform a global health movement from impending crisis to confirmed benefit.
Amazon Reviews
Amazon Reviews
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“I wish every single doctor or practitioner had to read this before heading abroad.”
Amazon Reviews
Amazon Reviews
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Absolute must-read for any doctor doing short-term missions!

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This application is step one in making application to Christian Health Service Corps as a long-term medical or support staff missionary. If you are interested in serving for less than three years, please see the CHSC Reserve Corps Application.

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Christian Health Service Corps is an interdenominational Christian mission that holds the Apostles' Creed as our Christian Statement of Faith. The key qualification for missionary service is being a true disciple of Jesus.  


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Our Reserve Corps program allows healthcare professionals seeking to volunteer short-term to do so in a way that supports long-term Christian medical missions work. CHSC places healthcare professionals in a growing list of Christian hospitals across Africa, Asia, Latin America and other regions. Christian Health Service Corps works to improve access to primary healthcare, surgical services, and community-based disease prevention services. Non-Christian volunteers are accepted on a case by case basis but solely at the discretion of the hospital and CHSC team the volunteer will be supporting.

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The Christian Healthcare Services Corps (CHSC) is a non-profit organization that provides healthcare services to underserved communities worldwide. Our mission is to bring Christ-centered, compassionate care where needed most, and we deploy Christian healthcare professional staff and volunteers to our Christian-based partners. We appreciate your interest in working with our organization and providing your specialties to the less fortunate.


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