Health Diplomacy Through Collaboration in Post-Tsunami Banda Aceh, Indonesia: Perspective of a U.S. Public Health Service Nurse Officer, One Year Later

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Health Diplomacy Through Collaboration in Post-Tsunami Banda Aceh, Indonesia: Perspective of a U.S. Public Health Service Nurse Officer, One Year Later
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Health Diplomacy Through Collaboration in Post-Tsunami Banda Aceh, Indonesia: Perspective of a U.S. Public Health Service Nurse Officer, One Year Later
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Pryor, Thomas T., PHN
P.I. Institution Name:U.S Public Health Service
Title:Public Health Nurse
My initial involvement in the tsunami relief effort was as a U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) nurse officer. The mission of the USPHS is ?Protecting, promoting and advancing the health and safety of the Nation,? but in this case the mission took on global implications.  I was assigned to the U.S. Navy hospital ship Mercy as a part of ?Operation Unified Assistance?: an integrated coalition of U.S. Navy, USPHS and volunteer health care workers from the nongovernmental organization (NGO) Project Hope.  We were deployed off the shores of Banda Aceh, to offer humanitarian assistance to the Indonesian government and most of all the people of tsunami-stricken Banda Aceh. My primary role was the care of an 11-year-old boy in respiratory failure, suffering from ?tsunami lung? (a severe lung infection caused by swallowing muddy, bacteria laden water). He developed sepsis and complete respiratory failure while being cared for by the Australian medical team at Albidin University Hospital in Banda Aceh.  Requiring mechanical ventilation, the boy was emergently transported to the Mercy by a German helicopter transport team.  From the goodwill and trust that was created at the bedside, I witnessed a continuum of health care collaboration and assistance resulting in health diplomacy activities both onboard and onshore.  Multinational relationships created by compassionate bedside care, were sustained thru the partnership of various international NGO?s, government agencies, and the local people.  A year after the tsunami, Project Hope has committed to advancing health care knowledge, through collaboration, by rebuilding and sustaining a pulmonary clinic at the University Hospital.  Returning this January with Project Hope volunteers, I will assist in this endeavor as a nurse educator to the local practitioners, who ultimately will support this clinic for the long-term.  Efforts such as these emphasize collaboration and commitment to elevating the profession of nursing globally.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth Diplomacy Through Collaboration in Post-Tsunami Banda Aceh, Indonesia: Perspective of a U.S. Public Health Service Nurse Officer, One Year Lateren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156497-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health Diplomacy Through Collaboration in Post-Tsunami Banda Aceh, Indonesia: Perspective of a U.S. Public Health Service Nurse Officer, One Year Later</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Pryor, Thomas T., PHN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">U.S Public Health Service</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Public Health Nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">thomas.pryor@ihs.gov</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">My initial involvement in the tsunami relief effort was as a U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) nurse officer. The mission of the USPHS is ?Protecting, promoting and advancing the health and safety of the Nation,? but in this case the mission took on global implications. &nbsp;I was assigned to the U.S. Navy hospital ship Mercy as a part of ?Operation Unified Assistance?: an integrated coalition of U.S. Navy, USPHS and volunteer health care workers from the nongovernmental organization (NGO) Project Hope.&nbsp; We were deployed off the shores of Banda Aceh, to offer humanitarian assistance to the Indonesian government and most of all the people of tsunami-stricken Banda Aceh. My primary role was the care of an 11-year-old boy in respiratory failure, suffering from ?tsunami lung? (a severe lung infection caused by swallowing muddy, bacteria laden water). He developed sepsis and complete respiratory failure while being cared for by the Australian medical team at Albidin University Hospital in Banda Aceh.&nbsp; Requiring mechanical ventilation, the boy was emergently transported to the Mercy by a German helicopter transport team.&nbsp; From the goodwill and trust that was created at the bedside, I witnessed a continuum of health care collaboration and assistance resulting in health diplomacy activities both onboard and onshore.&nbsp; Multinational relationships created by compassionate bedside care, were sustained thru the partnership of various international NGO?s, government agencies, and the local people.&nbsp; A year after the tsunami, Project Hope has committed to advancing health care knowledge, through collaboration, by rebuilding and sustaining a pulmonary clinic at the University Hospital.&nbsp; Returning this January with Project Hope volunteers, I will assist in this endeavor as a nurse educator to the local practitioners, who ultimately will support this clinic for the long-term.&nbsp; Efforts such as these emphasize collaboration and commitment to elevating the profession of nursing globally.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:50:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:50:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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