Camp Nurse, International Nursing, Nursing Staff Development

Post China Tour

January 1987 - Midwest USA Since I returned from my nursing tour of China in June, things have been busy. My director of staff development asked me to tell about my experience for the entire hospital. The audiovisual department made title slides and converted my best photos from 35 mm negatives to slides at no… Continue reading Post China Tour

General Nursing, International Nursing

Nursing Tour of China – Part 5

1986 - Hong Kong We had a pleasant stay in hot steamy Hong Kong, and experienced reverse culture shock compared to China. Hong Kong is fast-paced with a British flavor. The 100-year treaty with Britain will expire in 1997, so many wealthy and professional people are leaving because they don't want to live under the… Continue reading Nursing Tour of China – Part 5

General Nursing, International Nursing

Nursing Tour of China – Part 4

Beijing, 1986 We arose at 5 a.m for our flight to Beijing. We rode along smoothly in the propeller plane until the roller-coaster type landing resulting in my severe motion sickness. Because of this combined with exhaustion, I skipped seeing the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, but I sent my camera along with one of… Continue reading Nursing Tour of China – Part 4

General Nursing, International Nursing

Nursing Tour of China – Part 3

To Xian, China - 1986 We're on the plane this morning from Nanjing to Xian in western China. There was a quick change of plans so we will not be seeing the Nanjing bridge. I thank the Lord because this will give me an extra day in Xian. I hope to see Mrs. Li, wife… Continue reading Nursing Tour of China – Part 3

General Nursing, International Nursing, Pediatric Nursing

Nursing Tour of China – Part 2

Shanghai & Nanjing, China - 1986 June 3 - Shanghai I was too tired to write last night and am weary again tonight, so this will probably be a short journal. Yesterday we went to our first hospital tour in Shanghai. We met in a large boardroom where the nurse managers told us about the… Continue reading Nursing Tour of China – Part 2

International Nursing

Nursing Tour of China – Part I

May 31, 1986 - Midwest, USA to Shanghai, China After arising at 4:30 a.m. in the Midwest, I caught a 7 a.m. flight to LaGuardia Airport in New York City. I waited two hours for the free bus to take me to JFK, but it never came. Finally, I split a cab with a man… Continue reading Nursing Tour of China – Part I

General Nursing, International Nursing, Nursing Staff Development

New Friends from Asia

October 1985 I thank God that I feel much better physically since I switched to day shift last spring. I asked the Lord how I could reach more students at The Ohio State University and decided to post a sign on the bulletin board for a Bible study in the international graduate student dorm. I… Continue reading New Friends from Asia

General Nursing, International Nursing

Journey to Chile, South America – Part 2

Northern Chile - May 1984 On Tuesday, the ladies had their monthly Bible study followed by tea. Mr. Black had asked me to teach the lesson, so I had prepared a devotional on the life of Priscilla. After I arrived, I discovered the name of the ladies' group was "Priscilla", so the Lord certainly put… Continue reading Journey to Chile, South America – Part 2

International Nursing

Journey to Chile, South America – Part 1

March 1984 Over the years we have had quite a few missionaries from Chile speak to us at church. The Lord laid a burden on my heart to visit some of them in Northern Chile and has opened the door for me to go. George and Letty Black, in their late seventies, still actively serve… Continue reading Journey to Chile, South America – Part 1

International Nursing, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Labor and Delivery Malpractice Prevention

Labor and Delivery Nurse - March 1982 - 12:50 a.m. Bonnie, the health tech, had put a new admission in my other room named Wanda. Bonnie handed me her blood pressure and temperature on a piece of paper, and warned me, "Pam, she is extremely overweight, so I think she will have a difficult delivery."… Continue reading Labor and Delivery Malpractice Prevention