Title The care factor : a story of nursing and connection in the time of social distancing / Ailsa Wild.
Imprint Richmond, Victoria : Hardie Grant Books, 2021.©2021
Author Wild, Ailsa. author.
Date 01-01-2021
Physical description 230 pages ; 20 cm
Item 306.461 WIL (Copy 1) GFL-MONO 322167 INLIBRARY
Major subject Nursing
Working conditions
Interpersonal relations
LCSH Medical care -- Victoria -- Anecdotes.
Hospital patients -- Victoria -- Anecdotes.
COVID-19 (Disease) -- Social aspects -- Victoria.
COVID-19 (Disease) -- Patients -- Treatment -- Anecdotes.
Nurses -- Victoria -- Anecdotes.
Intensive care nursing -- Victoria -- Anecdotes.
Nurses -- Australia -- Biography.
COVID-19 (Disease) -- Australia.
Wild, Ailsa -- Friends and associates.
Sheridan, Simone.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781743797273
Abstract The Care Factor tells the story of one incredible nurse - one among many - who chose to meet an unprecedented global health crisis on the frontline. Simone Sheridan has one of the most sought-after skills today. As a nurse, her skill is to care. When Covid-19 began to spread across the world in 2020, Sim volunteered to retrain to work in Melbourne's intensive care units. And as she prepared to go back to ICU and case numbers began climbing, Sim started talking to her friend Ailsa. Through the exhaustion, the confusion, the many tears and the surprising moments of hilarity, Sim kept talking. And Ailsa started writing. In The Care Factor, Ailsa walks behind Sim as she faces the realities of the coronavirus. The result is a deeply human account of what the pandemic has really meant, not just for Sim and her fellow health professionals, but also for their patients, their families and friends, and the many who faced life in lockdown. This is a celebration of nursing, of friendship, and of the layers of connection and care that allow us to keep going when it feels impossible.
LCN 1268003
Item ID 322167
Database Library Catalogue