Nursing Students Experience Nepal

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Shakira Sellen

shakira.sellen@dailymercury.com.au

HEALTH care has been a worldwide issue for every country.

CQUniveristy nursing and midwifery students have travelled across the globe to lend a hand in Nepal.

It was an important opportunity for the students.

The students lent their skills and delivered donations of medical equipment.

Nursing student Caryl Turnpin said the experience was vital to let her widen her nursing knowledge.

C[pounds sterling]The opportunity to research many ailments that have been eradicated in the western world was an amazing experience,C[yen] Ms Turnpin said.

C[pounds sterling]Although the medical equipment and supplies may have been outdated, compared to western standards, the hospital staff provided excellent medical attention to their patients.

C[pounds sterling](The) Nepalese and Australian nursing skills were very similar. It was the application of holistic care for the patient that demonstrated a distinct difference in nursing styles.C[yen]

Ms Turnpin said there was a difference between countries and the medical situations. …