Karen Reed

RN traveling to Cambodia multiple times since 2005 providing professional development support to Cambodian nurses and nursing schools.

In Person Virtual

Challenges Lived & Lessons Learned As a Nurse in a Low-Resource Country

  • Breakout Session
  • Main Building AT 106/109
  • November 12 2022 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Hand gestures? Gaps in knowledge? Use of humor? Feeling quite alone. These are just some of the questions and one of the challenges a health care educator can experience when teaching in a low-resource country or setting. This presentation is designed to first walk you through considerations one should explore when designing an international body of work. Then the speaker will guide you through the real-life ups and downs and thrills of teaching nursing in a classroom setting in rural Cambodia, complete with farm animals ambling into the classroom! The information presented can be utilized by all health care professionals as they explore the adventure and satisfaction of teaching in an international classroom setting.

Dr. Karen Reed, a registered nurse and nursing instructor, will guide you through considerations one makes when developing a body of work and then together, you will take a deep dive on what it is like teaching in a health care program in a low-resource country and what strategies promote a successful collaboration. She will use her in-country experiences in Cambodia to provide real-life examples of best practices as well as humbling moments in supporting Cambodia's nursing professional education system.