Caring in Conflict, Paradigms, and Health Systems

  • H Elliott Larson Editor, Christian Journal for Global Health, Global Health Consulting, Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Keywords: Editorial

Abstract

Editorial

Author Biography

H Elliott Larson, Editor, Christian Journal for Global Health, Global Health Consulting, Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases
My professional career is divided approximately into thirds. After medical school and five years of postgraduate training and experience, I began as a volunteer teaching microbiology at the Nangrahar Faculty of Medicine in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Leaving Afghanistan at the request of the Afghan police, I ended up in England where I did clinical research and patient care for 17 years, completing my clinical training in internal medicine and infectious disease and discovering along the way the microbiological pathogenesis and epidemiology of pseudomembranous/antibiotic-associated/C. difficile colitis. From 1991 to 2004, I maintained a private practice, taught medical students and residents, and was infection control officer and chief of medicine at a small hospital in Marlboro, Massachusetts. In 2005 I returned to Afghanistan to help develop a department of internal medicine at a major Ministry of Public Health teaching hospital in Kabul, directed a project in hospital standards and again left the country as a requirement of the government. Since 2011 I have lived a quiet life in suburban Pittsburgh until being asked to be editor of this journal.
Published
2015-05-28
How to Cite
Larson, H. E. (2015). Caring in Conflict, Paradigms, and Health Systems. Christian Journal for Global Health, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.15566/cjgh.v2i1.72