Caring for women in regions affected by war

sunday morningNurse-midwife Linda Robinson, a Boston College alumna whose work has taken her across the globe, will present “Nurse-Midwifery Care to Women in Areas Affected by War: Addressing Global Public Health,” on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in Gasson 210. Robinson has volunteered for the Peace Corps and Doctors Without Borders. Her memoir, Sunday Morning, Shamwana: A Midwife’s Letters from the Field (Pine Knoll Press LLC, 2012), recounts her assignment in a remote village in Democratic Republic of Congo deeply affected by a decade of war and famine. At once heart-­wrenching and humorous, joyful and filled with grief, her riveting narrative allows readers to encounter the realities of childbirth and survival in a time of war. Robinson shares her own horror, frustration and small victories while questioning the limits of human strength, the role of international aid and the meaning of her place in the world. Sponsors: Connell School of Nursing, Medical Humanities, and BC Public Health Sequence.

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