Author Archives: Joe Niemczura, RN, MS

About Joe Niemczura, RN, MS

experienced nursing educator. author of The Sacrament of the Goddess and The Hospital at the End of the World. find them on Amazon! My seventh trip to Nepal to teach nursing started May 2014. This time I had funding to extend it for a whole academic year, and it's hard to believe the end is in sight. Nepal is a great country and the people here are wonderful to me. In May 2014 my second book, The Sacrament of the Goddess, was published. Find it on Amazon. I think more Americans need to learn about Global Health. The best way is to send them out as "boots on the ground" but that is not possible. The second-best way is to give them "eyes to see boots on the ground" - and so - the novel of Nepal! I maintain three blogs. You can find the list in the blogroll. On YouTube, look for the "Joe Niemczura Channel". and finally go to FaceBook to find the Fan Page for each of my books, The Hospital at the End of the World or The Sacrament of the Goddess. send me an email!

About the Dr. GKC hunger strike in #Nepal March 28th, 2015


I occasionally blog on DailyKos in USA, a web page for political issues. I haven’t been active there lately, but today I wrote about the hunger strike here. I wanted to get some international solidarity with the NMC, NMSS, Dr … Continue reading

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donating ACLS books to LNC Library in #Nepal, March 2015


CCNEPal always follows a certain rule: If you bring something to Nepal to share, leave it in Nepal when you return to USA. I brought with me a set of the most recent up-to-date books from the American Heart Association. … Continue reading

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part 3 about “thrashing” of healthcare workers in Nepal – building design


Part three of a series Be sure to read parts 1 and part 2. The threat of violence against health care workers in Nepal is real.  CCNEPal has always addressed this issue in our training. In fact, people say that … Continue reading

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part 2 De-escalation techniques in #Nepal – eliminating the threat of “thrashing”


This is part two. Here is the problem for MBBS docs who are doing a year-long internship: In MBBS program, the curriculum has been science-based. They are rewarded for doing research on physiological problems related to medical diagnosis. They are … Continue reading

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part 1) What #Nepal doctors and Nurses need to know about “getting thrashed”


Young doctors worry about this in Nepal. A lot. Sooner or later, every nurse and doctor in Nepal has confronted a situation in which a family member threatens violence. It’s a fact of life, here. It happens to the junior doctors … Continue reading

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donating books to Kathmandu – a nice way to help empower women


Empowering Women? Empowering women is a buzzword in the international development community right now, partly because it is needed but also because USAID, a big player in funding of international development, is looking for ways to advance it in the … Continue reading

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Update on seats available for CCNEPal sessions 3 (March 29, 30 and 31st) and 4 (April 5,6, 7)as of March 10th


As of March 13th, there are seats available in the last session of CCNEPal’s 3-day course. Session three is March 29th, 30, and 31st. officially there are no seats remaining. Session four is April 5th, 6th and 7th. Officially, there are four … Continue reading

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