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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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Guatemala with Faith in Practice by Lily Ferrer

The team arrived to Guatemala City 2/16 and then we boarded two buses for a 3 and half hour drive that took 5 hours because of the traffic to IRTRA, San Martin.  The next day, we woke up early, had devotional, breakfast, and headed to Hospital Hilario Galindo for orientation

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Jo’s Nurses and Guatemala Village Health by Sara Fruithandler

I am so grateful to One Nurse at a Time for providing me with the opportunity to connect with Guatemala Village Health, an NGO out of Seattle, WA that provides visiting clinic care to remote Mayan villages in the mountains of Guatemala. As a Jo’s Nurse, it was important for me to work

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Guatemala with Refuge International by Laurel Zeller

I was privileged this past November to travel to Guatemala with an Organization called Refuge International.  I was part of a minor surgery team that returns to the mountainous town of Chocola three times a year at the invitation of local doctor Sergio Castillo.  Knowing that the surgery team is

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Guatemala by Vannica Soy

It was 5AM on a cold February morning when I arrived to Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston to meet my team for the next week. Although it was very early in the morning, I couldn’t shake the excitement of the adventure that we were about to embark on. I was

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