My Heart It Is Delicious
The Story of the Center For International Health
by Biloine W. Young
Foreword by David Etzwiler
Dimensions: 10.5" x 8.25", 196 pages, 200+ color and b/w illustrations
MY HEART IT IS DELICIOUS is the amazing and inspiring story of how a baker’s dozen of Minnesota volunteers responded to an international health crisis half a world away and helped transform refugee medical care across the globe.
When the American Refugee Committee of Minneapolis sent a small medical team to tend the sick and starving refugees on the war-torn Thai-Cambodian border in 1979, the fledging nonprofit had no idea its work would last into the twenty-first century. Neither did many of ARCâ€™s volunteer nurses and physicians, who realized when they returned to Minnesota that they and western medicine needed to change if non-English-speaking refugees had any hope of better health care upon their arrival in America.
“‘My Heart It Is Delicious’ is rich with stories showing how work with refugees heals healers and returns charity with interest to healthcare communities that help those in need. This book is for every nursing or medical professional who is poised to make this leap, for their mentors who are uncertain about how to advise them, and for healthcare administrators who remain unconvinced of the value of accommodating this kind of service.”— Steven Miles, M.D. University of Minnesota Medical School, faculty member of its Center for Bioethics