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Emergencies Only : An Australian nurse's journey through natural disasters, extreme poverty, civil wars and general chaos - Amanda McClelland

Emergencies Only

An Australian nurse's journey through natural disasters, extreme poverty, civil wars and general chaos


Published: 23rd August 2017
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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.

About the Author

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.


Fantastic Story!


As a fellow nurse with an interest in public health and humanitarian work, this was an eye-opening read and a real page turner for me. Amanda McLelland has a great style of writing that really keeps you engaged in the story. Highly recommend!

Brisbane, Australia

Amazing book, Amazing story, Amazing woman


Such an inspirational book & Amanda is an inspirational woman. If you need perspective about your life and what really matters or inspiration about what one woman can achieve then this book is a must read. Loved it!


Funny, exciting and easy to read.


Amanda shares her story as only an Aussie Larrikin can, with good humour and someone who always finds the good in even the worse situation. From her descriptive writing, I can see and hear her adventures, especially when she breaks the house, you will love that chapter. I would read more of her work, so get cracking Amanda, I'm waiting for book 2,3 and 4

Caboolture Qld


4.7 3


ISBN: 9781760294212
ISBN-10: 1760294217
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 23rd August 2017
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3