Stuart Kelter interviews Ann Hales, an Advanced Practice Nurse and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for over 45 years in both community mental health and private practice settings. From 1981-1983, Ann served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia, teaching nurses at Cuttington University. The experience prompted her to pursue a PhD at Cornell University, focusing on ethical and just distribution of health care. She subsequently directed a program to house and feed the homeless in Ithica, NY, and consulted to similar programs in Las Cruces, while also an NMSU professor of nursing from 1994 to 2004. Today’s interview focuses on her almost completed memoir about experiences, from 40 years ago, of her two years in the Peace Corps in Liberia.
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