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Excerpt from The Hospital at the End of the World which details the comparison between USA hospitals and Nepal hospitals


July 28 2011 udate: This entry was originally titled  Today I performed an emergency appendectomy but I am having a relaxing day to recover from a recent cold and fever and decided to re-tag my blog so as to help people … Continue reading

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How to Measure Health Progress (when we are all going to die)


Getting out of the Silo Something I liked about the medical community of Mission Hospital at Tansen was the accessibility of doctors and nurses to each other, something not common in Nepal, but for that matter, not common in most … Continue reading

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First Day of Critical Care class – the “Main Event” of this particular three-ring circus


I will revise this in the next day or two unless of course I just add another one altogether – – – June 1st was the first class meeting of “the main event“. I will be doing other adapted versions … Continue reading

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And another big step in planning May 23rd


So today was a bit anticlimactic in a way. The bandh was cancelled, which I discovered through overhearing some workmen joke about it in Nepali as they were starting their day fixing the driveway of annexe 2. Yippy! Higher Ground … Continue reading

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Twelve steps to prepare for global health nursing


reprinted from something I wrote for one of the publications of the American Nurses Association. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Your nursing skills are your gift to the world. Take these steps to prepare to use them in a foreign culture. More American nurses are … Continue reading

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Paulo Freire and my project


Just a quick note about the issues of colonialism, neo-colonialism, etc.  Nepal was never conquered in the colonialist sense, a fact of which the Nepalese are justly proud.But they still depend on foreign aid. If you have not read the … Continue reading

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