Addison campus student Kevin Cayanan is among the 23 Chamberlain College of Nursing students currently on the International Nursing Service Project trip to Kenya. He reflects on the trip below:
Why did you want to go on this trip?
With this trip, I feel I can be proactive and make a difference, particularly for people who need it the most. I know I am probably not going to be the next Florence Nightingale, but if this trip can allow me to inspire change in at least one person’s life, then I could not be any happier.
What do you hope to take away from the experience?
I want to go beyond looking at the world in one point of view and appreciate the world from other views. There’s a big distinction between sympathy and empathy. When you feel sympathy, you feel sorry for someone and that’s not constructive. Empathy is important because with it I can understand where the problem stems from and then I can find a viable solution.
By Molly Mattison
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