Here’s just a very quick one about the difficulties of nursing under extreme conditions.
By Jack Flynn, writing for MassLive: Navy Lt. Kelly Ann Marotte of Chester serving as combat nursing adviser for Afghanistan army
The Navy lieutenant was stationed in Kabul, and assigned to serve as combat nursing adviser for the Afghanistan army.
Despite her nursing background and months of training at the California-based Camp Pendleton, Marotte’s introduction to Afghan heath care system was jarring.
The concept of preventive medicine does not exist, and medical records are scare, Marotte said. There are no standards of nursing care, no policy and procedure manuals, and no patients bill of rights, Marotte said.
Can you imagine a situation where a firm grasp of the ethical obligations of nurses is more important?