Weʼre raising £1,000 to support my Nursing Elective Placement to Nepal, Kathmandu Hospitals.
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I am a second year adult nursing student, studying at Canterbury Christ Church University. I absolutely love my course, and I have now been blessed with the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and explore the health care system in another country.
Currently I am planning for an elective placement in January 2020, in Nepal Kathmandu. Nepal, is known as the land of the Himalayas and is a popular destination to travel to. However, the healthcare system is poor and staff are trying their best in the circumstances. There is a lack of equipment, access to medication and patients have to pay for their treatment.
The duration of this placement is 4 weeks and is provided by Work The World. I will be provided with the opportunity to gain experience of working in hospitals not as privileged as hospitals in the UK. This I feel will have a positive impact on my future nursing career, I want to learn how to be more resourceful, appreciative of equipment/ resources and to not take this for granted. I will be at greater risk in Nepal due to recurring epidemics and poor hygiene. Therefore, I feel this will make me appreciate my position when returning to work in the UK, as I am lucky to not be in the position of many health care professionals working in Nepal.
I want to go out to Nepal, with an open mind, ready to be hands on and at times feel out of my comfort zone. This is going to be a challenging trip but one I feel could improve the care I deliver to future patients, which is my main priority and maybe like other students I could make a difference.
So the fundraising starts here, I will be running a race on the 9th June in Staplehurst and I plan to climb the 3 peaks in a weekend to raise a bit more. Every little helps as this trip is completely independently funded. Feel free to join come and cheer me on in the events planned, I really appreciate everyone’s support!
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May 25, 2019
A great opportunity to develop your skills and make a difference!
May 24, 2019
Happy to help you Abigail. I have no doubt at all that you will be a huge asset! Very proud!
May 24, 2019
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