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The Consequences of Crushing Poverty: A Nurse Fights Back

Schomus, Irene

Journal of Christian Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0b013e3182785e58
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Abstract

ABSTRACT: A nurse practitioner describes how God led her into work with the poor in Mississippi in the early 1980s. When this article was printed in 1984, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) and current Medicare and Medicaid guidelines on charging for healthcare services did not exist. The author offers keen insight into the cycle of poverty, how healthcare professionals can make a difference, and God's vision for treatment of the poor.

In Brief

Originally printed in 1984, this author offers powerful insight into the cycle of poverty, how healthcare professionals can make a difference, and God's vision for treatment of the poor.

Author Information

At the time this article originally appeared in JCN Irene Schomus, MS, RN, FNP, worked as a family nurse practitioner at the New Hebron and Jayess Health Centers, both operated by the South Central Mississippi Rural Health Association.

Article

Reprinted from JCN, Volume 1, Number 2, Summer 1984, pp. 10-13.

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