Given the nature of this mission and seriousness of surgery in general, PazSalud holds two patient information meetings where we talk to them in depth about the surgery itself, what it entails before, during and after, and the logistics of their participation. The meetings are a great way for them to ask questions about the process and decide whether or not they want to have surgery with us. In addition, they allow us to gauge the patient's interest which enables us to better prepare our team with adequate supplies and proper scheduling.
Kathy Garcia (Director of PazSalud), Delmy (the local CIS coordinator), Rosy and Rosa (PazSalud volunteers and friends) and I helped organize and conduct the meeting held in the community center of Comasagua.
|Kathy Garcia and Rosa registering patients for the meeting|
|Rosy talking to the patients about surgery|