The Motivations of Medical Volunteer Tourists and a Discussion of the Underlying Ethics: A Qualitative Case Study from Cusco, Peru

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Routledge
Publication Type:
Chapter
Citation:
Scientific Tourism: Researchers as Travellers, 2015, 1, pp. 131 - 147
Issue Date:
2015
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The purpose of this chapter is to explore the motivations and experiences of medical volunteer tourists (MVTs) from developed countries volunteering in developing countries, and to examine the underlying ethics relating to this form of volunteer tourism. We seek to develop an understanding of the relationship between scientific tourism and medical volunteer tourism, and to investigate experiences that provide both learning and training for MVTs to develop skills for their future medical careers.
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