Guidelines for Short-Term Hand Surgery Outreach Trips: Building Trust and Establishing Continuity.


Journal Article (Review)

Global outreach in hand surgery can be exceptionally rewarding for volunteers and their organizations, patients and their communities, and the host medical community. Success can be defined by individual cases that restore function and provide opportunities for a patient and family to contribute to society; however, the broader missions of medical collaboration, education, cultural exchange, and personal growth are critical factors toward building trust and establishing continuity of care for long-term success. Each outreach site and brigade encounters challenges; however, careful planning facilitates optimal conditions and reasonable expectations for enhancing outcomes.

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Cited Authors

  • Leversedge, FJ

Published Date

  • November 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 449 - 455

PubMed ID

  • 31585606

Pubmed Central ID

  • 31585606

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1969

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.hcl.2019.07.008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States