Permanente and the Tsunami Relief Efforts--One Year Later--The Volunteers' Stories: A Journal

Permanente and the Tsunami Relief Efforts--One Year Later--The Volunteers' Stories: A Journal


Sarah Beekley, MD

Fall 2005 - Volume 9 Number 4

https://doi.org/10.7812/TPP/05-053

To get a complete picture of the Permanente physician, it is important to highlight life outside the normal work environment. Possibly nothing demonstrates the compassionate heart of Permanente better than the amazing response to the December 2004 tsunami disaster. Approximately three weeks after the tsunami struck the northern Sumatra province of Indonesia, I joined a medical-surgical team of volunteers from Baltimore. Although I have been on numerous short-term missions to developing countries, I was not prepared for the devastation. I was not alone; many other Kaiser Permanente (KP) volunteers joined the relief effort. You will see from their stories that they also had life-changing experiences.

The Permanente Press

The Permanente Journal (ISSN 1552-5767) is a peer-reviewed journal of medical science, social science in medicine, and medical humanities published quarterly by The Permanente Press.

Circulation

27,000 print readers per quarter, 9725 eTOC readers, and in 2016, 1.4 million page views on TPJ articles in PubMed from a broad international readership.

Bookstore

The Permanente Press publishes books related to Kaiser Permanente and health care to advance knowledge in scientific research, clinical medicine, and innovative health care delivery.


ISSN 1552-5775 Copyright © 2018 thepermanentejournal.org.

The Permanente Press. All Rights Reserved.