Migrants crossing the Sonoran Desert into rural Arizona: Mitigating perils by providing medical assistance and humanitarian aid
Learning Areas:Clinical medicine applied in public health
Diversity and culture
Other professions or practice related to public health
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related nursing
Identify life and death situations that migrants face crossing the Sonoran Desert and list 4 interventions to diminish migrant deaths and improve health care on the border. Explain how a globalized economy and the North American Free Trade Agreement impacts migration. Discuss the history of No More Deaths and how it's goals and objectives alleviate migrant deaths and provide emergency health care on the border. Describe the Mexico Aid Centers that No More Deaths supports and their impact on migrant health. Describe the Desert Aid Camp, sponsored by No More Deaths, and their model for providing health care to migrants in a backcountry environment.
Keyword(s): Migrant Health, Immigration
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I volunteered with No More Deaths, providing medical care to migrants crossing the Sonoran Desert, September 2012. I have been a registered nurse for 25 years, working in community health care. I visited Cuba, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Mexico as an RN. As a nurse in Boston, I have cared for immigrants and migrants as part of my regular practice. I was a board member of the National Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians Network.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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