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Emergencies only : an Australian nurse's journey through natural disasters, civil wars, extreme poverty and general chaos / Amanda McClelland ; with Simone Ubaldi.

By: McClelland, Amanda.
Contributor(s): Ubaldi, Simone [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Sydney, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2017Description: 317 pages, 16 unnumbered pags of plates : colour illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781760294212; 1760294217.Subject(s): McClelland, Amanda | Australian Red Cross Society | Nurses -- Australia -- Biography | Humanitarian assistance, Australian -- BiographyGenre/Form: Autobiographies.Summary: This is the memoir of an extraordinary Australian Nurse. Recently awarded the Florence Nightingale medal by the International Committee of the Red Cross for exceptional courage and devotion to victims of armed conflict and natural disasters, Amanda is a young Australian making big waves in the international aid world. Amanda started her career nursing in remote Aboriginal communities but later shifted her focus to public and emergency health. Working with the Australian Red Cross she currently lives in Geneva but works wherever a health epidemic explodes. Amanda has been on the ground after typhoons and tsunamis, amid famine and war in places as diverse as South Sudan, Banda Aceh and dealing with horror of Ebola the forefront of the Red Cross's response in West Africa. Her memoir is told with humour, empathy and a vivid eye for detail.
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The extraordinary true story of an Australian nurse's work at the forefront of global medical emergencies.In 2015, Amanda McClelland was awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal, in recognition of an extraordinary career dedicated to making a difference. As a nurse and a humanitarian aid worker she has battled against extreme poverty, disease epidemics and natural disasters, helping to rebuild broken lives and strengthen communities across the globe.

From nursing in remote Indigenous communities in Australia's Top End to re-building villages after the devastating Boxing Day Tsunami in Aceh, from fighting famine in Sub Saharan Africa to facing kidnapping on the war-torn streets of Mogadishu, from battling cyclone damage in PNG to heading up the Red Cross's West African Ebola response, Amanda has faced huge challenges and collected incredible stories along the way.

Emergencies Only is not a compendium of tragedy, but an eye-opening life-lesson in practicality, compassion and good humour, written with empathy and an eye for detail, and filled with the human stories that lie behind the headlines.

This is the memoir of an extraordinary Australian Nurse. Recently awarded the Florence Nightingale medal by the International Committee of the Red Cross for exceptional courage and devotion to victims of armed conflict and natural disasters, Amanda is a young Australian making big waves in the international aid world. Amanda started her career nursing in remote Aboriginal communities but later shifted her focus to public and emergency health. Working with the Australian Red Cross she currently lives in Geneva but works wherever a health epidemic explodes. Amanda has been on the ground after typhoons and tsunamis, amid famine and war in places as diverse as South Sudan, Banda Aceh and dealing with horror of Ebola the forefront of the Red Cross's response in West Africa. Her memoir is told with humour, empathy and a vivid eye for detail.

Amanda is an Australian emergency health advisor working internationally with the Red Cross. Amanda's current role is as Senior Officer in the Emergency Health Unit of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, based in Geneva.