International Health Issues and Personal Experiences. Reflections on Social Justice, Working Collaboratively, and Teaching by James Beebe . Interest in international health. Issues illustrated by the work of Paul Farmer Origins in Peace Corps Experience Related to:
Reflections on Social Justice, Working Collaboratively, and Teaching by James Beebe
Commitment to social justice
Passion for working collaboratively across national and cultural boundaries
Love for teaching
“superb physician, a penetrating anthropologist, and a prophet of social justice”
Reporter:With so much suffering, is it sometimes hard to maintain a positive outlook?
Paul Farmer: Very difficult. It’s important to see the little victories, which are not so little to those who are served by these projects.
Even though only a Peace Corps Volunteer for four and a half years, the experience has had a significant impact on who I am and who I am in the process of becoming.
There is an enormous difference between seeing people as the victims of innate shortcomings and seeing them as the victims of structural violence.
PASSION FOR WORKING COLLABORATIVELY ACROSS NATIONAL AND CULTURAL BOUNDARIES
RAP is intensive, team-based ethnographic inquiry using triangulation and iterative data analysis and additional data collection to quickly develop a preliminary understanding of a situation from the insider’s perspective.
The goal is to get the insiders to tell their stories and NOT answer the questions of the outsiders.
Members of the RAP team need to recognize:
Time is divided between