Partial review of media reports of “thrashing” of doctors in Nepal and India. Please send more links

the surgery was successful now the doctors are not at risk

Internet based list of links to thrashing episodes in Nepal

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from Kathmandu Post after a thrashing incident

Compiled by Joe Niemczura, RN, MS

September 2018 Update: click here to read my take on the NMA protest.

This is provided as background to the issue of thrashing. I do not pretend that it is comprehensive.  I started collecting these a few years ago and realized I need to put the list  all in just one place. I will add to it. These reports will inform the reader as to the nature of the problem. Thrashing is an issue throughout Nepal.

INVITATION: if you can think of a link that needs to be added, please send it to me!

My own blog has followed this trend since 2011 and many more reports can be found there.

My YouTube Channel has a playlist as well:

This is just a sample of reporting on this issue.

The Sacrament of the Goddess

My second book was published several years ago. It is a novel, and one of the themes is how these thrashing incidents come to a head.  It is available on Amazon or In Kathmandu at Vajra Books.


Many people decide to read a book only after looking at the back cover. Here’s the one for The Sacrament of the Goddess

Update: from Medchrome, a gem of an algorithm:


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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