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The Dangers of Medical "Tourism"
(recommended reading)

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Systematic review of low-income and middle-income country perceptions of visiting surgical teams from high-income countries.
Velin L, Lantz A, Ameh EA et al. BMJ Global Health. 2022; 7(4): e008791.

Experiences and impact of international medical volunteering: a multi-country mixed methods study
McCauley M, Raven J, van den Broek N. BMJ Open 2021; 11: e041599

Global health: shared obligations and mutual respect
Gostin LO. Ann Global Health 2019; 85(1): 80

Professionalisation of international medical volunteer work to maintain ethical standards: a qualitative study exploring the experience of volunteer doctors in relation to UK policy
Eadsforth H. Med Sci (Basel). 2019 Jan 14; 7(1): 9

The ethics of medical volunteerism
Stone GS, Olson KR. Med Clin North Am. 2016 Mar; 100(2): 237-46

Global surgery guidelines for surgical volunteerism. How to ensure that your surgical placement overseas provides maximum benefit for you and your hosts
Grimes CE, Lane RHS. Bulletin RCS Eng. 2016; 98:4: 172-173 

Should trainee doctors use the developing world to gain clinical experience?
Gilbert BJ, Miller C, Corrick F. et al. The annual varsity medical debate – London, Friday 20 January, 2012. Philos Ethics Humanit Med 2013; 8: 1

Seven sins of humanitarian medicine
Welling DR, Ryan JM, Burris DG. et al. World J Surg 2010;  34: 466–470

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