Providing an obstetric teaching programme in a resource poor country

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Abstract

Key content

  • A practical template for a structured approach when planning a voluntary, obstetric teaching programme in low and middle-income countries.
  • How to establish common, obtainable learning objectives that meet the needs of both participants and recipients.
  • Examples of teaching programmes and practical educational resources.
  • Discussion of cultural differences in medical practice and how to break down barriers.
  • Demonstrate that teaching programmes can be mutually beneficial.
  • Strategies for providing continuation of the educational link programme.

Learning objectives

  • To provide readers with a template for a structured approach when planning a voluntary, obstetric teaching programme in a resource poor country.
  • Methods to optimise time and resources in order to benefit the recipients of such a programme.
  • To understand the benefits of a cooperative approach between participants and recipients when developing and implementing a teaching strategy.
  • To avoid common pitfalls when planning and implementing an obstetric teaching programme in a low and middle-income country (LMIC).

Ethical issues

  • Are short-term, voluntary, teaching-focused visits to resource poor countries sustainable?
  • How does the provision of teaching programmes benefit the recipients in the long-term?

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