Thursday, February 23, 2012

And you thought your place was small.

Our visit to Santa Cararina Barahona was certainly unique. We saw a relatively few number of patients, but it was a very challenging site. The first two photos show patient exam areas. We were crammed in narrow hallways and small rooms. We fit four or five students AND their patients in a room about the size of a typical doctor's exam room in the U.S. The third photo shows the pharmacy. This is an extremely high-traffic area, both in the back part where the medicine is filled, and the front part where it's delivered. Finally, we were split among two floors, with either a very steep staircase, or a very steep ramp to get between floors. That made it difficult especially for those older patients who had trouble walking,

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