Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Adventure in Peru

I have to tell you: I had the most incredible summer adventure in Peru.  Yes, it was part vacation, coordinated mostly by a friend who is a native of the country and was able to show a group of us the country with a native's insights, and that alone was fabulous.  But the other part of our trip was a volunteer medical mission in the Andes, outside the beautiful city of Cusco.  If you'd like to read about my experience on this mission, I'll invite you to read today's post over on Clinical Psychiatry News: Single Session Psychiatry at 11,000 feet


Anonymous said...

You gave some highly specific examples in that article. I'm wondering if you're assuming that because the people you worked with are from such an impoverished part of the world that they will never see the post and recognize themselves? Or because English was not their first (or any) language? Can you explain how that is an appropriate application of one of the major tenets in psychiatry - confidentiality?

Marie said...

Thank you for sharing this story with us. What an incredible trip. I get upset if I have to wait too long for a doctor's appointment...it's hard to imagine simply being without those resources altogether and the suffering that people endure.

Joel Hassman, MD said...

Umm, maybe this is out of line, but don't you think as a blog author you have a bit of a responsibility to readers to note you are going to be unavailable for either moderation or offering further posts? It may seem superfluous or inconsequential, but, I would hope by noting so you respect your reading audience.

Oh, by the way, welcome back to the mayhem of America brought to you by an unconcerned, uncaring, and uninvested political group of the Republocrats. Hot August nights, we have 26 days to go until September.