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Healthcare Missions: Changing the Local Landscape

DeMetro, Nancy; Oetker-Black, Sharon L.

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0b013e318257a22e
Feature: missions

A nurse changed local healthcare access in a remote area by going to serve the Aymara people in Bolivia as a missionary after her retirement in the United States. Resources for exploring healthcare missions as a second career are offered.

A retired nurse went to Bolivia to serve and transformed healthcare in a remote area. Explore her inspiring story and find resources for second career missions.

Nancy DeMetro, MSN, RN, is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Walsh University. She went to Bolivia and Ecuador on two medical mission trips. Nancy is a member of The Chapel, located in Akron, Ohio.

Sharon L. Oetker Black, PhD, RN, is a professor and Director of Research at Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio. She is a member of St Paul's Catholic Church in Canton, Ohio.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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