From the medical front: Letting go

Sturgeon, Shauna
July 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/31/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 3, p246
Academic Journal
The author describes living and working as an outreach nurse with the Médecins Sans Frontières in the Democratic Republic of Congo in past three months. She shares her insights about getting used to working with limited medical supplies and equipment, and helplessly watching a patient die. She states that learning to let go of what she know is possible back home, and finding out what is possible in Africa is her biggest lesson so far.


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