The Resource One woman's war and peace : a nurse's journey through the Royal Australian Air Force, Wing Commander Sharon Bown (Retd)

One woman's war and peace : a nurse's journey through the Royal Australian Air Force, Wing Commander Sharon Bown (Retd)

Label
One woman's war and peace : a nurse's journey through the Royal Australian Air Force
Title
One woman's war and peace
Title remainder
a nurse's journey through the Royal Australian Air Force
Statement of responsibility
Wing Commander Sharon Bown (Retd)
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1999, idealistic 23-year-old Registered Nurse Sharon Bown left her comfortable family life in Tasmania and joined the Royal Australian Air Force with the aim of providing humanitarian aid to the world. Through her 16-year military career she deployed on three operations, barely survived a helicopter crash, struggled to return to military service, mixed in political circles in Canberra and around the world as Aide de Camp to the Minister for Defence, and commanded a combat surgical team during some of the most intense fighting in Afghanistan. During this time, she lost her mother to breast cancer and almost lost her policeman father to a homicidal psychopath on his way to shoot dead his girlfriend but who decided to kill a cop instead. From teaching East Timorese orphans to learn English to tending to wounded Coalition soldiers choppered into her surgical team from deadly battles on the Afghan dust, Sharon's story is that of a sheltered civilian RN becoming a military Nursing Officer and a commander. Her military service was unique, varied and far-reaching but came at the cost of her physical and mental health. A broken back, shattered jaw and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are the price she has paid for a remarkable and inspirational career in the Royal Australian Air Force
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bown, Sharon
Dewey number
610.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bown, Sharon
  • Australia
  • Nurses
  • Military nursing
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Australia
Label
One woman's war and peace : a nurse's journey through the Royal Australian Air Force, Wing Commander Sharon Bown (Retd)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • "East Timor, Bali, Afghanistan"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 219 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925335316
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, maps, colour portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
One woman's war and peace : a nurse's journey through the Royal Australian Air Force, Wing Commander Sharon Bown (Retd)
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • "East Timor, Bali, Afghanistan"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 219 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925335316
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, maps, colour portraits
Specific material designation
regular print

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