I just finished Joe Niemczura's book, "The Hospital at the End of the World," and want to recommend it. It is a particularly wonderful read for nurses and nursing students and others in the field of healthcare. If you haven't considered international nursing before, this book will inspire you to consider it! Niemczura'...s book is the story of transition and of his spiritual and professional journey. I found it to be a heartfelt, honest depiction of what nursing in Nepal -- 'out of the bubble' -- is truly like. Niemczura portrays the medical and nursing staff of the Tansen hospital as compassionate, competent and knowledgeable, however, throughout the book the reader becomes acutely aware of the scarcity of resources available for the medical practice in less developed countries when compared to Western societies. I hope that many nurses and nursing students will pick up a copy and be inspired to go out into the world and practice the art and the science of nursing outside their home countries. The life you change WILL be your own!