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Keywords

cross-cultural sensitivity, healthcare missions, medical missions, nursing

 

Authors

  1. Johanson, Linda

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Participating in medical mission work can have incomparable spiritual value. Experiencing a foreign culture via sounds, sights, tastes, smells, and textures is a unique avenue for caring for people's physical needs that opens opportunities for spiritually-focused interactions. Nurses can gain cultural competency and humility as they help envision future ministry possibilities with local residents and mission team members. Practical preparation suggestions and a reading list are provided.