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Nurse on  Edge of the Desert

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.