Some health professionals seek the exciting challenge of working for a time in a developing country.
Uncertainties about taking this step, however, may have to be addressed.
It is important to understand your reasons for wanting to work overseas-it is ill advised, for example, to go abroad just to escape job dissatisfaction in Britain.
Skills needed for international aid work nowadays centre on low tech community based programmes, and enabling, facilitating, and managing skills are more important than clinical skills.
Further training may be necessary.
Careful planning both for the work abroad and for a return to work in Britain is advisable ; full health insurance cover, for example, is important.
Although working in a developing country is largely unrecognised as an asset to a professional career in Britain, attitudes are slowly changing.
A spell overseas can be very relevant to a career plan and the NHS.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pays en développement, Travail, Personnel sanitaire, Aide internationale, Motivation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Developing countries, Labour, Health staff, International assistance, Motivation
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0402008
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 01/03/1996.