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Team of Quebec Nurse educators to visit Nepal in spring 2019 – want to meet them?


I got a unusual email that led to a phone call. Hello Joe, I’m a Canadian nurse and educator, planning a trip to Nepal in the spring.  I have been to Nepal twice before (about 30 years ago) with my … Continue reading

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Feb 16 2018 update from CCNEPal regarding summer plans for 2018


This will be brief. I haven’t added to this blog in some time, not since reporting on one of the most recent thrashing incidents. This blog provides commentary on issues affecting nursing and especially critical care nursing, in the country … Continue reading

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#JailWithoutBail is not the only answer


There have been highly publicized episodes of threats and attacks against doctors in Nepal. In September the Cabinet proposed a rule change to put the burden of payment to surviving family firmly on the back of whichever doctor was involved when a … Continue reading

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CCNEPal planning for summer 2016


CCNEPal is an ongoing educational project since 2011. We have trained 2,170 nurses and doctors in Nepal to use a particular set of critical care skills. May 1st Update I bought my ticket and I arrive May 16th to TIA.  … Continue reading

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Medical Volunteers are urgently needed now in Nepal Jun 24th 2015


Disaster relief drama The April 25th earthquake provoked an international response from countries all over the world. Everyone knew that Kathmandu was overdue for an earthquake, and planning had taken place quietly. The western countries responded with a huge airlift. … Continue reading

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Florence Nightingale in #QuakeNepal part 2: how nurses can lead the way


April 29th, 2015 writing from Bhairawaha. One of my recent blogs was to ask all my nurse-friends “What would Florence Nightingale do?” and it got a lot of positive hits. The bottom line of that blog was simple: don’t wait … Continue reading

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Are nurses and doctors needed for earthquake relief in #Nepal right now?


May 11th update: much has happened since this posting. It is clear that Nepal could benefit from future clinical expertise; but now in hindsight, here is an assessment by a doctor whose opinion I value and respect, the director of Nick … Continue reading

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