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Creighton University Health Sciences Library to host National Library of Medicine exhibit, 'A Voyage to Health'

posted Mar 20, 2012, 10:37 AM by Icon Library

Creighton University Health Sciences Library is hosting the National Library of Medicine exhibit, A Voyage to Health.

 A Voyage To Health explores the resurgence of Native Hawaiian culture to heal the soul of the community focusing on Kaho‘olawe, traditional voyaging. The exhibition touches on the history of voyaging, Kaho’olawe and the Hawaiian Movement, and the legacy and revival of the voyaging tradition. The display will be at the library until April 4th.

Tuesday, April 3, 12:00 noon at the Health Sciences Library Thune Seminar Room

Joy Eng, sophomore nursing student from Ewa Beach, Hawaii will be sharing her experience with Kalaupapa, on the island of Molokai where the Hansen's Disease patients of Hawai'i were sent and isolated because of their condition. “Interest in this group of people began long ago when I was a child and heard stories about this special population. When my mom became the Nursing Supervisor of Hale Mohalu, a small hospital that cares for the HD Patients on Oahu when they need medical care, I was able to connect with the patients personally, leading me to conducting my high school senior project about Kalaupapa.” She will be sharing the stories of those who lived in isolation, and what makes this population so unique.