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date: 26 September 2022

Global Health and Global Health Educationlocked

Global Health and Global Health Educationlocked

  • Michele Eggers-BarisonMichele Eggers-BarisonCalifornia State University, Chico
  •  and Lalit KhandareLalit KhandarePacific University

Summary

Global health has been gradually gaining more traction in social work education. Global health addresses prevalent health vulnerabilities and collective responsibilities that transcend national borders. Global health is a multidimensional issue, which elicits an interdisciplinary multidimensional response. Various disciplines are in search of definitions, theoretical frameworks, and practice methodologies, including the development of competencies to meet global health needs. The need for social workers to critically engage in health inequities within social, cultural, economic, and political contexts globally is essential to bring effective change in the lives of those most marginalized and impacted by global health inequities. Social work is well positioned to address these needs through international social work practice and professional global standards to advocate for just policies and practice and to enhance equity and inclusiveness to promote social justice and human rights.

Subjects

  • Social Justice and Human Rights

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