Archive for April, 2010

Villages With The Physician’s Mobile Unit

Friday, April 30th, 2010 |

Today we set out for the rural villages in the physician’s mobile unit.  I had wanted to meet persons who had disabilities so Sam OT went along with me to the villages. In the first village, Salamatham, we visited a woman with 2 daughters in their 30’s, both were deaf.  They had their own sign […]

Visit To Rural Villages

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 |

Today I went along with a nurse and community health worker to visit rural villages.  CMC has a mobile rural nursing unit and doctor unit that go to 82 different villages on a rotating schedule.  The nurse, driver and I started out at 8:30 and drove to pick up the health aide.  We visited 3 […]

CHAD (Community Health and Development) Hospital

Monday, April 26th, 2010 |

I was at the Occupational Therapist’s office bright and early (8 am).  His office is located in the hospital, where about 100 patients were lined up before I arrived waiting at the cashier’s desk to pay for their visit.  Many looked like they had been waiting for a long time.  It was a little cooler […]

Leprosy Clinic

Saturday, April 24th, 2010 |

I have had a few days to rest and adjust to the time change.  I met with Dr. John yesterday and the occupational therapist, Sam, about my work here and we have several ideas for a project.  Today, Saturday, I went to the CHAD hospital to see the diabetes clinic and leprosy clinics. The hospital […]

Culture Shock

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 |

I am going to try to document my impressions on this trip. I first noted the “culture shock” as I stood in line at Eithad Airways in Chicago. In fact you felt it when you entered the international terminal… the sense of being different from everyone else, in the color of my skin and hair; […]