Non Fiction literature
Title: Nurses of the Outback
Author: Annabelle Brayley
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Source: Netgalley for honest Review
The work of a nurse is challenging enough, but when you add a remote location, the stakes are so much higher. Meet fifteen courageous people who have chosen to pursue careers in remote area nursing.
There’s Anna, who is on duty in Georgetown as the fury of Cyclone Yasi tears through inland Queensland; Maureen in outback New South Wales, who faces everything from a snakebite to a helicopter crash; Aggie, who overcomes her demons to help young people in the Kimberley; and Catherine, newly graduated and determined to make a difference in the Gulf Country she and her rodeo-riding husband call home.
From some of the most remote places on the earth, these stories bring the outback to life – we witness the harshness and isolation as well as the camaraderie of life in small towns in the middle of nowhere. These intrepid nurses manage everyday health care and life-threatening emergencies, patch up the local pets and fundraise for their towns. They are the heartbeat of their communities.
From Bidyadanga to Broken Hill, from Mount Isa to Marree, these tales are by turns moving and inspiring, full of gutsy feats and classic outback spirit.
living in a small country town in Australia, you see first hand what these amazing people do to keep us healthy and alive. A few times a week you hear the chopper fly over your head and your heart stops knowing that someone from town has been horribly injured or is very sick and their lives are now in the hands of the RACQ Careflight Helicopter and the wonderful people who fly out to us.
I have all the respect in the world to all the doctors, nurses and helpers in Tara, I know that one day my life or someone I love may be relying on them and I would like to say thank you for all that they do.
In regards to this book, it is a wonderful Inspirational novel, and thanks to Annabelle we get to see inside the lives of these wonderful people who move out to the middle of nowhere to save lives. Nurses are usually the first port of call for any emergency in the outback and it is up to them to co-ordinate rescue operations, doctors and transport.
Nurses of the outback isn’t just about the lives of the people mentioned it also contains, heartbreaking and sometimes funny or triumphant stories that these nurses have to share.
I loved this story and highly recommend it to anyone, these people deserve a medal mostly working on their own in the middle of nowhere on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, it is not for the light-hearted. These people are strong and courageous and my hat goes off to you, you are all my heroes thank you.