Here is a list of recommended reading that I try to keep current, but the publications come out much faster than I’m able to digest. Especially since I spend a lot of time reading more specific medical and technical papers. If you have any other recommendations, please feel free to leave a comment!
A series of Bridge Guides has been designed for practitioners (social workers, therapists, outreach workers, health care professionals, etc.) to help them incorporate sound health practices into their interventions. They are designed to help bridge the gap between the non-medically trained staff and local health care professionals (particularly in low-resource settings). They are also designed to help standardize and streamline the health care your beneficiaries receive under your care. They are not designed to replace a health care consultant, but may aid in decision-making.
Currently, they are being translated into Thai and Russian. With further funding, they can be translated into many other languages.
Bridge Guides include:
- Medical kit guidelines – for your adaptation to drop-in center or residential shelter
- Health information questionnaire (for use as an intake tool)
- Medical Intake form – for the client’s history and physical exam – to be filled out by a doctor as an initial health check (and retained for your documentation)
- A follow-up clinic form
- A guide to testing for sexually transmitted infections
- A Vaccine Primer
- Suicide prevention guidelines
- Sleep regulation guidelines
- Deliberate Self-harm guidelines
- Human Papilloma Virus: what you need to know
More Bridge Guides in process:
- Essential practices for health care of trafficked people
- Infectious disease policy guidelines
- Post-exposure prophylaxis of HIV and HBV
- Staff care/self care – avoiding compassion fatigue and burn-out
Please contact Relentless at firstname.lastname@example.org if:
- You would like to learn more about how to join Relentless in serving at the intersection of health and justice,
- You would like to invite Relentless to consult with your project or organization,
- You would like to invite Relentless to speak at your university, medical school, conference, community gathering, or place of worship about getting relentless about health care and justice.
I’m available by Skype at thaidyed4life.
“I have found Dr. Katherine Welch is “relentless” in her commitment to make an impact in the fight against human trafficking. I first met Dr. Welch at the Global Missions Health Conference in Louisville in 2010. Since that time Katherine has been an amazing resource, providing consultation specifically for ReachGlobal’s prevention project with national partners in West Bengal. Her expertise in the field of health and human trafficking has made a huge impact in providing direction for our prevention project in West Bengal. Dr. Welch serves sacrificially and is ready to come alongside other serious about making a difference.” – Sharon Mall, ReachGlobal Asia Justice Initiatives Catalyst