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Addressing the Global Health Care Workforce Crisis: A Medical Anthropological Approach

Mary Showstark

“A global health care workforce crisis exists. Physician assistant/physician assistant comparable (PA/PA-comparable) professions can help fill this gap especially in areas such as obstetrics/gynecology, surgery, and infectious disease.” This is how Mary Showstark, MPAS, PA-C, begins her introductory article in the volume of Social Innovations Journal entitled A Healthcare Workforce Cadre That Meets A Country’s Needs, for which she was guest edition curator and editor.