A Case Study of Global Service Learning Organizations: What Happens After You Leave? Public Deposited

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  • February 28, 2019
  • Brasileiro, Julia
    • Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Maternal and Child Health
  • Abstract Objectives: The Honduran Health Alliance (HHA), a global service learning organization, is used as a case study highlighting the ethical problems that arise during the follow-up care process for women who participate in the clinic. Methods: We conducted 18 qualitative interviews and 1 focus group to understand follow-up care experiences. Results: The two ethical problems identified in our analysis are: (1) miscommunication that results in confusion and worry throughout the follow-up care process and (2) providing screenings for cervical cancer that cannot be treated due to a lack of money. Conclusions: Short-term service learning organizations need to ensure that unintended consequences such as miscommunication that results in worry and confusion are minimized during the follow-up care process. Screenings should not be performed if participants do not have adequate access to treatment.
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  • Rowley, Diane
  • Master of Public Health
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • 2015
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