Ethical Challenges in Short-Term Global Health Training

CASE 3: Exceeding Level of Training
Gene Richardson, Matthew DeCamp, Joce Rodriguez , Jeremy Sugarman, Michele Barry

In some short-term training experiences, trainees might volunteer (or be asked) to perform tasks beyond the scope of their training. These situations raise a host of ethical issues. We will consider some of those issues in this case.

Of note, this case will not cover the legal issues associated with licensure, liability, and scope of practice in different countries. While important, they are beyond the scope of this brief case.
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