We follow a young doctor’s footsteps while volunteering in the dermatology department of a Nepalese hospital. We then share glimpses of Sri Lanka – a country that is calling out for help with physiotherapy. Happy reading, keep warm and have fun!
Karin and Derek.
Olane – a young doctor’s volunteer experience in Nepal
My name is Olane, a dermatology registrar in Spain. I came to Nepal to volunteer with doctors of Plastic and Burns Unit from Bir Hospital. I perfectly remember my first days, when I found a barrier to speak and treat with patients due to different cultures. When I jumped this barrier, I started to enjoy and feel that I was really helping people. Their smiles were enough for me to understand that they really appreciated my work. Also working with the doctors was an incredible experience. I had the choice to see many injuries due to traffic accidents and burns patients. I worked with the doctors team to make the dressings and also helped them in the surgeries. It was incredible how they could manage all those lesions with such less resources. More than to help, sometimes I had the feeling that I came here to learn. I felt really welcomed and confortable in the hospital. Now that my experience has finished, I see backwards and notice how many things I have learnt in this weeks, such as working in a group, communicating with people just looking at their faces, trying to work with limited resources… definitely an overwhelming experience.
The Top 10 Reasons Why We Love Sri Lanka
9. Architecture – colonial influences and an array of temples, forts built by the Portuguese and the Dutch, mosques, churches and stupas.
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