It was very cool to nurse outdoors, with the scale hanging from a tree and little stools of goat hide for us to sit on. In the end, sometimes that is where the best nursing can happen. When you nurse in the hospital or a clinic, the patient has come to you and is in an unfamiliar environment. But when you go to their community and work in a common space, it's being present and allowing the community members to be comfortable. At one point on our second day, the nurse had the whole crowd in stitches as she addressed them all. These pieces of community involvement and allowing people to be comfortable with their nurse only helps the profession and leads to better follow-up care and adherence to physiological and pharmaceutical regime.
Julianne and Mark