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Saving the Starfish: Physicians' Roles in Responding to Human Rights Abuses in Global Health Practice

Overview of attention for article published in AMA Journal of Ethics, January 2017
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Title
Saving the Starfish: Physicians' Roles in Responding to Human Rights Abuses in Global Health Practice
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AMA Journal of Ethics, January 2017
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2017.19.1.ecas1-1701
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Abstract

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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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 8%
Unknown 11 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 5 42%
Other 3 25%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 8%
Student > Postgraduate 1 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 8%
Other 1 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 50%
Social Sciences 2 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 8%
Unspecified 1 8%
Other 1 8%