Greetings- have never started a new thread, but couldn't find a thing on International experience nursing in another country. Three of us who teach nursing just got back from our first trip to Cap Haitian, Haiti. Our purpose was not to participate in working on the floors, although we did do that. Our purpose was to provide cont. ed to the poorest nurses in the Western Hemisphere who had never had cont ed beyond their nursing school
training. They are a grateful, gracious and more educated then I expected people. Anyone else out there gone to a developing country to experience the health care? (And the horrific living conditions?) What we experienced could fill books, but for the sake of time, will be brief. No water, food or basic medicine for most. Throngs of people waiting, sleeping on benches, just to be seen. No bathrooms! (latrines for the masses....) Any feedback? Thanks!