Global Health Disparities

     Sue Averill RN, MBA and Bette Coulter, RN will address the graduate nursing class; “Disparity and Social Justice in Health Care” taught by Mabel Ezeonwu, PhD, RN at the Bothell campus of the University of Washington on Friday, February 25, 2011.

Both Sue and Bette are published authors.They have been invited to discuss their personal international nursing experiences as well as share their stories from the anthology, Nurses Beyond Borders.  Sue, Co-Founder and President of One Nurse At A Time will discuss her work in Liberia in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp; Bette will share her experience of volunteering in Luoyang, China as a part of a Surgical Cleft Palate/Lip Team. Both nurses will read and discuss a story they penned together,“Susy,” about a medical mission to Barillas, Guatemala.        

An excerpt from the story, “Susy,” by Sue Averill & Bette Coulter.

“All eyes watched the fine crimson streak that followed the surgeon’s scalpel as he traced it across the woman’s swollen belly. Immediately, the Finnish nurse jumped in and said the opening he made was not big enough to pull a mouse through, let alone a baby. He hesitated and she nodded for him to continue. He carved a beautiful line. After all, the seventy five year old doctor was a plastic surgeon, not an obstetrician.”