Indian Perspectives on Health and Populations Robinson Scholar Jillian Bauhs University of Kansas School of Nursing Robinson Scholarship Founded in living memory of Dr. David Robsinson, MD Dr. Mani M. Mani, MD Burn and Plastics specialist from Kerala, India Change-agent for the nations
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Robinson ScholarJillian Bauhs
University of Kansas School of Nursing
India faces the continuing challenge of fighting infectious diseases like malaria, tuberculosis and leprosy alongside increases in lifestyle related problems faced by the developed world, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Diabetes and Hypertension
Leading Causes of Mortality:
1-Bronchitis and asthma
5-Heart AttackMorbidities and Mortality
Smaller “personal space” bubble
i.e. bus and auto rides
Shared responsibility for care of children, animals, etc.
Paternalistic cultural tendencies
decisions are made by family unit, not individuals
Typical Thali meal
Buses, bikes, mopeds, motorcycles, bipedals, bullacarts, “autos”,
6 AM-Up (unless it’s Pongal and then it’s usually 4:30 with the Temple!
7AM-Breakfast Johnson House (or the Canteen)
7:40AM-Staff bus picks all volunteers and visitors at North Gate
8:05AM-Arrive at CON (sometimes arrive earlier for presentations given by staff and grad students beginning at 7:30)
9AM-Bus departs to villages, Paired with a nurse—we’ll be going to conduct a morning antenatal clinic and afternoon home-visits
9:30-1PM—See more than 100 women at AN clinic, 2 are at term and are given instructions about delivery. Bathroom is constantly full with women giving urine samples…bugger I drank so much OJ for breakfast!
2:00 Begin homevisits. Two post-natal visits and a hypertension patient.
4:00 Bus picks us up again to return to CMC and the CON.
5:30 Tea time with friends
6:30 Go to computer lab to begin homework, emails, etc.
8:00 Get texted by friend to arrange special Fudge cooking session next day!
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