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Title Global surgery : the essentials / Adrian Park, Raymond Price, editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2017


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 597 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Global Disparities in Surgical Care -- The Transforming Power of High Quality Surgical Care: Surgery's Role in Improving Public Health -- The Economic Case for Surgical Care in Low Resource Settings -- Surgical Training in Low Resource Settings -- Delivery of Subspecialty Surgical Care in Low-Resource Settings -- Academic Global Surgery -- E-Learning in Global Surgery -- The Importance of Contextual Relevance and Cultural Appropriateness in Global Surgery -- Practical Checklists -- Basic Bio-Engineering: Essential Equipment Use and Troubleshooting -- Frugal and Reverse Innovations in Surgery -- Getting Started: Connecting to Global Surgical Opportunities -- General Surgery Essentials -- Essential Anesthesia -- Tropical Infectious Disease Medicine for Surgeons -- A Primer -- Essential Orthopedics for Global Surgery -- Gynecology and Obstetrics -- Essential Urology -- Head and Neck Essentials in Global Surgery -- Essential Pediatric Surgery
Summary This text was developed as a book aimed at surgeons and allied health professionals that provides an introduction to the unmet needs, epidemiological, socioeconomic and even political factors that frame Global Surgery. Following upon an understanding of these issues, the text is a practical guide that enables the reader on several levels: to work cross culturally, build relationships and negotiate the logistical challenges of bringing surgical care to low resource settings; to develop an approach to the management of various clinical conditions that would be unfamiliar to most "western" surgeons. Global Surgery is a recently coined term that encompasses many potential meanings. Most would agree that it focuses on the growing recognition of the crisis of access to quality surgical care in low resource settings. Such scenarios exist on every continent. Increasingly surgeons, allied health professionals (NGO), Public Health / Health Policy professionals as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations are engaging in this field. Many surgeons have an interest in Global Health and a desire to become involved but feel ill equipped to do so and unsure where to start. Global Surgery: The Essentials serves as a ready resource to equip surgeons to manage clinical scenarios that lie beyond the scope of their training or current practice but that they would reasonably be expected to encounter in the field
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed May 17, 2017)
Subject Surgery.
Surgery, Operative.
World health.
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Culturally Competent Care
Global Health
Medically Underserved Area
General Surgery
surgery (health care function)
Medical administration & management.
General surgery.
MEDICAL -- Surgery -- General.
World health
Surgery, Operative
Form Electronic book
Author Park, A. (Adrian), editor.
Price, Raymond R., editor.
ISBN 9783319494821