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WELCOME MARTHA HOLLEY – JONES !

We’d like to welcome Martha Holley-Jones to the team of volunteers at One Nurse At A Time. Martha has just come on board as Scholarship Coordinator.  She is a wife, a mother of one son; 2 pugs; and one cat.  She has been a nurse for over 30 years and is employed as

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History in the Making – Michelle (Mickey) Guerreo

 The stethoscope give-a-way was by far the biggest hit. We took it back to basics for the nurses, and we can tell that it was really useful information for them. During the Respiratory sounds lecture, we taught them how to wear the stethoscopes and use them to assess heart and

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WORLD MALARIA DAY 2011

About half of the world’s population, are at risk of contracting malaria, especially those living in developing countries. World Malaria Day 2011 is a time for examining the progress made towards malaria control and elimination. Progress is being made but there is still much work to be done. We at

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I WILL NEVER FORGET

                Ecuador was AMAZING!I had such a great time. It was so different from what I expected, but in the best way possible. Our team was remarkable; we all clicked right away from the first day of meeting each other.                 On Sunday, we performed screenings all day of the children who

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Over Coffee With Doctor Z

                 During the summer of the year 2000, I was working on a women’s health project in Kosovo as part of the war recovery effort. One fine day, I had an appointment to meet Dr. Z., the director of a health house. A health house is a large facility

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          “The extraordinary nurses’ stories in Nurses Beyond Borders have the power to ignite a movement of international volunteerism. As a nurse, this book reinforces what I already know: wealthier and more technologically advanced countries have a responsibility to help the undeveloped ones, not only through a sense of charity,

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CHANGING THE WORLD, ONE NURSE AT A TIME

Working abroad – especially with fewer resources than we are accustomed to – has a way of stretching us.  We must adapt our practices to different cultures, languages, lifestyles and approach to health and medical needs.  Our “Best Practices” nursing framework has to be set aside and replaced with a

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BOOK REVIEW — NURSES BEYOND BORDERS

     For a week or two after Port-au-Prince was flattened by the Haiti earthquake, we were glued to the TV while the human drama of recovery from a disaster was played out live, unscripted, made possible by the sophisticated technology of TV and global communication. We saw the recovery crews

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Until Next Year

     Here I sit in my comfortable living room. My children are healthy and well-fed, intelligent and kind. They are well clothed, with shoes that fit and coats that keep them warm….. They have regular access to medical care, getting their dental, medical and eye check-ups yearly. My pets are

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