The Care Factor - A Pandemic Nurse's Story
Author(s): Ailsa Wild
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 wards. 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.
Ailsa Wild is an award-winning Australian author. She's the creator of The Naughtiest Pixie and the hilarious Squishy Taylor series, which has been published in the US, UK, Spain and Turkey.
When she's not taking her characters on cheeky adventures, Ailsa is a performer, acrobat and professional whip-cracker. She lives with her family in Melbourne. She likes dressing up in costumes, eating cheese at bedtime and answering the question, ‘But ... why?’
- : 9781743797273
- : Hardie Grant Publishing
- : Hardie Grant Egmont
- : February 2021
- : books
- : Ailsa Wild
- : Paperback
- : English
- : 240