In our latest episode, Tiny Spark takes a look at the quality of care those volunteers provided. While they may have been well-intentioned, medical volunteers’ lack of specialized training would sometimes have severe repercussions for patients. Harvard’s Dr. Stephanie Kayden says many surgeons who volunteered in Haiti had only ever worked in US hospitals, and didn’t think to bring along basics, like anesthesia. She tells us that there were grave consequences for patients when volunteer surgeons arrived unprepared.
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