Summer reading at ANMF (Vic Branch) library

Summer reading

with the ANMF (Vic Branch)

If you’re looking for new books to read over the summer, look no further than the ANMF Library. To help you wind down, the librarians have put together a number of general interest nursing and midwifery related books for members to borrow.

The easy way out - Steve Amsterdam is a palliative care nurse and ANMF (Vic Branch) member who was featured in On the Record (November 2016). ‘The easy way out’ explores the issue of voluntary assisted dying from a nurse’s perspective.

Get well soon! My (un) brilliant career as a nurse - Australian nurse Kristy Chambers writes her memoirs talking about her decade working as a nurse after falling into the profession.

Outback midwife: from the city to the bush one woman's labours of love  - Midwife Beth McRae writes her memoirs about her forty year career, including a stint working in Arnhem Land.

The eighties: the decade that transformed Australia - Frank Bongiorno explores Australia during 1980s, a time of great social and economic change. Features the 1986 Victorian Branch nurses strike, where members voted for unprecedented strike action.

The spirit catches you and you fall down: a Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures - A highly acclaimed piece of literary journalism, Anne Fadiman provides an insight into treating patients from culturally diverse backgrounds and the resulting complexities and challenges.

Dear life: on caring for the elderly (Quarterly Essay 57) - Moving insight from doctor and writer Karen Hitchcock into how negative social attitudes towards ageing and the elderly results in ageism in the health system. Also available as an e-book.

The library is just another benefit of being an ANMF member. Our catalogue has a focus on nursing practice, education and the history of the profession, including working conditions and trends.

Members can visit the library in person weekdays 8.45am-5pm from Tuesday 2 January.