By Sally Goold, Kerrynne Liddle
The intimate, inner most, and center wrenching tales informed during this e-book, the 1st of its variety in Australia, will penetrate the hearts and souls of even the main hardened reader.
Told with magnificent dignity and humility, all of the person and deeply own tales stated is a strong testimony to the gross inhumanity and brutal ability of white humans in Australia - colonists who selectively wreck and humiliate, with out regret, the lives and souls in their fellow black Australians.In Our personal correct: Black Australian Nurses' Stories presents a robust catalyst for wondering and calling into query the taken-for-granted humanity people all.
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Shane Mohor A focus on men’s health M “ I completed my Bachelor of Nursing in 1993 and am keen on a career in management y first introduction to the idea of a nursing career was through watching an uncle who worked as a nurse. I also remember, as a primary school student, standing up in a class and announcing that I wanted to work in social work and welfare. I thought initially that meant I wanted to be a social worker, but I later realised that nursing was what I wanted to do. I moved from school to school for most of my primary and secondary schooling.
I worked as an EN for a few years. However, caring for a child, still drinking regularly and trying to work, all got too much for me. I eventually gave up my job and stayed at home with my child and with family members. I remained in this situation (a rut) for about ten years and drank heavily. During this time, I was allocated housing. My brother’s two children were in my care. They were around my daughter’s age, with only a couple of years between all three of them. ’ Yes, it was true that I had a roof over my head, there was food in the cupboard, clothes for the kids and we had gas and electricity.
I had forgotten when I went to Murray Bridge to put my name down at Centrelink for work. One day, after returning to the farm from Murray Bridge, the director said to me that I had been contacted by a woman in Murray Bridge. I rang and found out that she was the manager of the community housing and family violence centre. I made an appointment to see her the next day. ’ I worked there for about two years and loved it. One day my cousin came to see me and told me that there were places put aside for Indigenous Australians to do degrees at university.