Students and health practitioners traveling abroad seek insightful,
culturally relevant background material to orient them to the
environment in which they will be living and working. No single
book currently provides this contextual background and global
These essays emphasize building partnerships and were written by
United States medical and dental professionals, in collaboration
with social scientists and Latin American medical personnel. The
authors provide the historical, political, and cultural background
for contemporary health care challenges, especially related to
poverty. Combining personal insights with broader discussion of
country contexts, this volume serves as an essential guide for
anyone--from medical professionals to undergraduate
students--heading to Mexico, Central America, or the Caribbean to
do health care-related work.
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