A Nurse on the Edge of the Desert

Andrew Cameron

The inspirational and engaging story of a nurse who works in war zones and the Australian outback

International humanitarian-aid nurse and New Zealander Andrew Cameron is the winner of the coveted Florence Nightingale Medal. In this gripping book he recounts his remarkable life nursing in some of the world’s most dangerous and challenging locations, including South Sudan, Yemen, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan.

He also details his nursing career in some of Australia’s most remote settlements, where anything can be waiting at the end of a long and dusty outback road: a major road accident, a suicide, a broken arm, a stabbing.

With mordant humour, wisdom and insight, he recounts the challenges, excitements, and huge rewards of a nursing life.

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‘Cameron’s drive to nurse people in need in often the most extreme and challenging environments is an inspiration to all nurses and humanity alike’ — Lorraine Ritchie, Corpus

  • CATEGORY: Biography and memoir, Ebooks, Health
  • ISBN: 978-0-9941407-9-1
  • ESBN: 9780994141507
  • PUBLISHER: Massey University Press
  • IMPRINT: Massey University Press
  • PUBLISHED: 08/08/2017
  • PAGE EXTENT: 304
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Andrew Cameron grew up in the Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, and when not working in a war-zone or post-conflict zone, he is the sole medical practitioner in Birdsville, Australia.