[Humanitarian plastic surgery in question]

Ann Chir Plast Esthet. 2004 Jun;49(3):314-9. doi: 10.1016/j.anplas.2004.03.012.
[Article in French]


Humanitarian plastic surgery has become very fashionable and more and more surgeons are attracted by this type of commitment. The authors remind here of the necessary conditions and limitations of these actions. The communicative action according to J. Habermas, which means a true partnership with the local health care specialists should be the only valid engagement.

MeSH terms

  • Altruism*
  • Communication
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Developing Countries
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • International Educational Exchange*
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Medical Missions / organization & administration*
  • Models, Organizational
  • Philosophy, Medical
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures
  • Surgery, Plastic / education
  • Surgery, Plastic / organization & administration*