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My 7th trip to Guatemala by Char Schumann

My name is Char and I just returned from a medical mission trip with Faith in Practice to the Department of Peten in Guatemala. I ran the lab for our 4 day village clinic and saw about 100 people a day in the lab. Our team saw about 2400 patients

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Wheelchair Clinic in Guatemala by Janet Sargent

Janet Sargent, RN January, 2020 Traveling to Guatemala to provide care in rural areas with Faith in Practice has been very rewarding for me.  This group is well organized, efficient, and kind to all (patients, local and international volunteers).  During our 4 days of providing free village medical care, we 36 volunteers

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Why Pakistan? by Rachel Lien

People often ask why I traveled to Pakistan to volunteer as an nurse practitioner, and my response is always “Why not?”  With the drastic disparities in the world, the question should not be “Should I go?” but rather to consider many factors and ask “Is now the right time to go?”

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Lessons Learned in Laos by Erika Cheung

Words can hardly describe the amazing experience that I had in Luang Prabang, Laos PDR at the Lao Friends’ Hospital for Children. Honestly, where to begin… Location: Luang Prabang is a picturesque town situated at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. The center of town has a

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Traveling to Honduras with Gabriella Sheldon

Traveling to Honduras and providing care to the Honduran people has become a passion for me. Friends of Barnabas Foundation (FOBF) is the organization I choose to travel with because the care they provide is sustainable and continuing education is something that empowers the communities to be in charge of

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Guest Blog for One Nurse at a Time: Cultural Competence

Most people are aware of the Golden Rule: treat others as you wish to be treated. However, in the current age of globalization where diversity is encouraged and embraced, the more progressive Platinum Rule now applies: treat others as they wish to be treated. Most nurses are not formally skilled

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Malawi Changed my Life by Karly Gilbert

In January, a Malawian-run outpatient clinic was opened on our campus. This has improved access to year-round healthcare for our community significantly!! Therefore, we found that many of the children had already been treated for infections and wounds that normally are neglected until our arrival.  We examined about 650 children during

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Jo’s Nurse Adventure by Chris Thorn

This winter I was privileged to travel to rural Guatemala with Jo’s Nurses as part of Guatemala Village Health to provide desperately needed primary care to remote Mayan communities.  I had wanted to do a trip like this for some time, and just missed a chance to travel with Jo’s

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Brazil 2019 by Jessica Kimmes

I was fortunate to be accepted to and went on a medical mission trip to Brazil in April with the New York State Nurses Association. During our time there our group; which consisted of two other Nurse Practitioners, myself, eleven Registered Nurses, and one Medical Doctor, went to two different states

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Jo’s Nurse Margot Restaino

Since beginning nursing school it has been a goal of mine to go on a medical mission trip. Entering the world of medical missions was intimidating and difficult to navigate, so I am forever grateful to ONAAT for providing me with incredible experience I was finally able to have! My

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