Hillcrest: The Diary of a Psychiatric Nurse
Christine was a Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse for twenty-seven years employed under the South Australian Mental Health system.
During that time she kept diaries which reveal all aspects of being in that position of employment. These range from her psychiatric training days, to dealing with the different types of mentally ill patients, from the scary to the downright bizarre and hilarious.
Being a part of South Australia’s Mental Health history, coping with the changes within it and having it evolving all around her to where it is at the present day has not always been easy.
The book is peppered throughout with the type of humour that appears to be unique within the psychiatric fields of nursing, along with the eccentricity of the characters that both live and work in this area of employment.