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Head On

How Victorian nurses and midwives
confronted COVID

ISBN: 978-0-6482107-0-2

Release: June 2023

Edition: 1

Volume: 336 page Hardcover book

Format: 19.6cm x 25.6cm

Price: $40 (including postage)

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In March 2023, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch) invited members to share their stories of working through the COVID-19 pandemic. Many did, and Head on: how Victorian nurses and midwives confronted COVID is the result.

Seventy-six of these stories are published as a beautiful hardcover edition that captures forever the courage, creativity and commitment of Victoria’s nurses and midwives as they met this unprecedented challenge.

‘The stories in this book are at once haunting and inspirational. Haunting because the struggles, the pain, the loss and grief, the fear and anxiety are all too real and still too close. Yet inspirational because one cannot help but see the deep commitment to care, the dedication in the face of overwhelming circumstances, and the profoundly human responses to the devastating events that played out over months and then years.’

— Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer, Victoria

Published by: Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch)

Curated and edited by: Jessie Byrne and Yvonne Kelley from Byrne Kelley

Publication design by: Multiple Studio