Archive for March, 2018

Finding Love At The Humanitarian Health Conference!

Friday, March 30th, 2018 |

  Providing compassionate healthcare for neglected people is virtuous but also accompanied by doubt and dubious views by our peers. For these reasons, the Humanitarian Health Conference each year is a refreshing event, bringing us in touch with like-hearted people…   …none more like-hearted than Nathaniel Uhl and Lana Borden! Both single nurses in Kansas […]

Should You Learn A New Language?

Friday, March 23rd, 2018 |

  Success with a long-term commitment in a new culture is highly associated with the ability to verbally communicate. People who are fluent in the common language are at a great advantage. By contrast, inability to communicate most always results in frustration for everyone involved, and renders ineffective even the most talented, intelligent, and well-intentioned […]

What Is Your Level Of Cultural Competence?

Friday, March 16th, 2018 |

  The Cultural Competence Continuum, drawn from the work of Arthur Kleinman, suggests that there are definable levels in individual and organizational responses to cross-cultural interaction. What is your level?   Cultural Destructiveness is the most negative stage, characterized by intentional responses to eliminate individuals, groups, or cultural practices. These often underlie genocidal, racial-ethnic, and […]

Why you should NOT come to the Humanitarian Health Conference

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 |

  Straight away, the reason you should not come to the Humanitarian Health Conference (HHC) is because it may profoundly disrupt your life. Consider these witnesses:   Jimmy Frye RN met leaders of TEAM at the 2015 HHC, who cast a vision for medical service in a profoundly isolated Asian nation. Frye made a  visit, […]