Monday, 9 February 2009

The nurse from China

My husband has been in hospital - in Coronary Care indeed, in one of the large private hospitals in Brisbane. I was with him the other day and a nurse came in to take his observations. She was Chinese.

A lovely girl with a bright personality, she was from Harbin. We had a short chat while she worked. She did not do any nursing in China, but managed to do the IELTS and qualified to study nursing at a university in Australia.

I was so impressed. She did her job efficiently, and also showed great empathy and for a short while chatted. She had come on her own - all her family are back in China, and she has not decided what her long term plans are. She worries that she may not fit in the Chinese medical system.

I hope I see her again. She was quite inspiring.

2 comments:

Kiwi Riverman - The Writer said...

Remarkable. Hope your hubby improves soon.

Cheers,

peter

Di Hill said...

Thanks Hutts.