Head on: how Victorian nurses and midwives confronted COVID is a hardcover book and companion website published by Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch). All stories are in the nurses’ and midwives’ own words and describe their personal and professional fears, challenges, and triumphs. Curated and edited by Jessie Byrne and Yvonne Kelley and designed by Multiple Studio, the book and website capture forever the courage, creativity and commitment of Victorian nurses and midwives as they confronted the COVID-19 pandemic and found new and innovative ways to keep caring.

ANMF (Vic Branch)

Publication Design
Website Design
Art Direction


Jessie Byrne (Editor)

Yvonne Kelley (Editor)

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