Date of Award

Spring 2018

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

First Advisor

Dr. Kasey Jordan


The nursing department at the University of North Georgia (UNG) has participated in a study abroad medical mission trip to La Romana, a large city in the Dominican Republic (DR), for the past six years. The nursing volunteer team partners with the Good Samaritan Hospital (Hospital el Buen Samaritano) in order to provide philanthropic healthcare to the local sugar cane plantation population. While the program since its inception has provided much-needed service to Haitian immigrants in the DR, this study seeks to improve the program’s service through research illuminating the problem of anemia in the area and identification of ways to improve adequate nutrition, parasite removal, and education.

Included in

Nursing Commons