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Saving the Starfish: Physicians' Roles in Responding to Human Rights Abuses in Global Health Practice
AMA Journal of Ethics, January 2017
This paper examines how an overseas medical student can improve the life of a kamlari, an indentured servant girl in Nepal. I argue that physicians and students should not only provide care for the health and well-being of patients but also act to ameliorate the suffering of their patients, particularly when patients' social, cultural, economic, and political vulnerabilities overshadow their immediate clinical needs. I also address the point that medical schools need to offer courses on health advocacy and activism in order to promote health equity and social justice for all.
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|Medicine and Dentistry||9||32%|
|Nursing and Health Professions||3||11%|