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Keywords

cultural competence, nursing, servant leadership, short-term medical missions (STMM), underserved populations

 

Authors

  1. Johanson, Linda

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Nurses are naturally drawn to service opportunities, such as short-term medical missions (STMM), which hold great potential to benefit health. But STMMs have been criticized as potentially being culturally insensitive, leading to dependency, inadvertently causing harm, or being unsustainable. Utilizing servant leadership skills, nurses can effectively build community, vision, and sustainability into STMM projects.