Ethical Brain Teasers

In a world of over 7.1 billion individuals, approximately 400 million people lack access to healthcare. As interest in global health continuously grows, the number of health-oriented mission trips has skyrocketed. While the intent of mission trips is to treat a desperate need, some have argued that these efforts are rooted in “voluntourism.”

If you’ve ever worked in a hospital, you’ve heard some doctors and hospital staff gripe about the implementation of Obamacare while others heatedly defend it.

Editor’s Note: In the field of health science, we may sometimes encounter people and patients whose beliefs conflict with our own, or situations may arise that test our moral compass.