Another viewpoint from the GHEC listserv on bilateral exchanges between the US healthcare system and health professionals developing countries:

“Contrary to the sentiments expressed below, all of our visiting scholars have found their brief visits to the US extremely educational. They are uniformly intelligent and insightful enough to recognize the shortfalls as well as the strengths of the American Health care delivery system, as well as the strengths. In this sense, we don’t need to feel like we have to “protect” them from learning from our mistakes.”

… this argument was likely useful to some on the listserv, but reading that last sentence makes me cringe from not only the “us” and “them” referrals but also the fact that we continue to have discourse like this at all.

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~ by kcanderson on December 6, 2008.

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