You are invited to a talk June 21st about Thrashing, plain and simple

Who: Joe Niemczura, RN, MS Principal faculty of CCNEPal

What: Public lecture Violence Against Health Care Workers in Nepal and what can be done about it

When: Wednesday June 21st from 2 PM to 3, then Q & A afterwards

Where: Sociology Department, Tribhuwan University, Kirtipur, Nepal

Why: “Thrashing” is a big problem in South Asia including Nepal.

Abstract: Violence against health care workers is a problem throughout South Asia and has reached a level where doctors in India have promoted an act of parliament to allow doctors to carry handguns to defend themselves. (not yet adopted).  In  Nepal, this issue gains publicity when sensational reports appear in the newspaper, often reaching the level of communal involvement, but the frequency seems to be seriously under-reported, and there is pressure by many stakeholders to minimize the severity of the issue.  CCNEPal is a small group that delivers workshops on critical care skills to doctors and nurses in Nepal since 2011, and we include activities to raise situational awareness among young doctors to prevent difficulties with the patient party. This presentation will address the issue and share future directions to mitigate the problem in Nepal. It will take place at the D

from Kathmandu Post after a thrashing incident. These are not isolated and the problem exists throughout South Asia. Let’s talk about it.

epartment of Sociology and the media and general public are invited.

For further information, call 98010 96822

or email


About Joe Niemczura, RN, MS

These blogs, and my books, and videos are written on the principle that any person embarking on something similar to what I do will gain more preparation than I first had, by reading them. I have fifteen years of USA nursing faculty background. Add to it fifteen more devoted to adult critical care. In Nepal, I started teaching critical care skills in 2011. I figure out what they need to know in a Nepali practice setting. Then I teach it in a culturally appropriate way so that the boots-on-the-ground people will use it. One theme of my work has been collective culture and how it manifests itself in anger. Because this was a problem I incorporated elements of "situational awareness" training from the beginning, in 2011.
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2 Responses to You are invited to a talk June 21st about Thrashing, plain and simple

  1. Bidur says:

    Dear Joe, thank you for the updates and invitation.Though I once visited the Skin Bank at Kirtipur, couldn’t manage a shooting. But this time will try to attend the event with a Cameraperson, so that we can produce a segment about Burns and Violence. – Bidur, 9849496482

    • June 21st at 2 PM at TU in Kirtipur I will give talk about thrashing of doctors, hosted by TU Sociology professor Dr Madhusudan Subedi. I’d love it if you would maybe do a promo of that? Plus also interview Subedi and get more film…

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