Cross Cultural Health Care Course
May 20-29, 2013
Please speak to your advisor regarding registering for the course. You will also need to visit with Prof. Debbi Groves before registering for that course for a preliminary interview. Her contact information is: 417/269-8258 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For the last several years students have participated in medical missions to various underdeveloped or poor countries such as Nicaragua, Antigua, Barbuda, and Haiti. Students are immersed in the culture through various means such as clinic work, community work teams and active outreach. The trip begins with meetings of preparation through learning about the culture, what health care concerns to expect in the country, learning songs, skits and other means of ministry. The students work under the supervision of a provider to assess, diagnose and treat each client they see in the clinic in a holistic manner. This is an excellent way to take the assessment skills they have learned in an "ideal" environment and use them in a primitive clinic setting. These trips provide the student the opportunity to conduct a spiritual assessment and share their faith.
There are several pathways students may take to experience this adventure. It may be taken for college credit to satisfy the requirements of the NRSI 490 or for a substitute for Sociology 304. This is a spring semester course. The third option is to go but not take it for credit but for their own enrichment and to provide care for the needs of those they serve. If this class is taken for credit, the cost will include tuition as well as the trip expenditure. Trip costs vary depending on the destination.
For more information about the trip, please contact: Prof. Debbi Groves before registration at 417/269-8575 or email@example.com