Cape CARES Nurse Volunteer
Organized by: Anna Etchin
I have been a Registered Nurse for greater than six years providing care to United States Veterans. I am currently in a Nursing Ph.D. program to become an independent nurse researcher so that I can research better care practices for our nations' veterans. Additionally, I am particularly passionate about providing necessary services to individuals with little to no resources, poor access to healthcare, and higher healthcare disparities. Individuals in Honduras have poor access to quality healthcare services. Cape CARES is an organization that sends volunteer medical and dental staff to provide care for villagers in various areas of Honduras. I believe that my services would be beneficial to the medical team and the villagers in San Marcos, Honduras. As a full-time student, traveling to Honduras does not come easy. Thus, I would appreciate any assistance. Thank you. "Cape CARES sends volunteer teams to its clinics — located in remote, mountainous areas of Honduras — to provide free medical and dental care to people who have no access to care. Because we return to our clinics 3 times per year, we are able to offer follow-up care to the men, women, and children we treated on previous visits. We provide skills, supplies, and the educational training necessary to achieve a higher level of health and well-being for the villagers. With the ongoing enhancement of our services, we are able to implement preventive health care programs."