Oban nurse is up for award

The Oban Times - - News -

A NURSE from Oban is up for a top award in a pub­lic vote for help­ing a pa­tient with men­tal ill­ness turn her life around.

Na­dine MacArthur, daugh­ter of Deb­o­rah and Colin MacDon­ald, now works as a com­mu­nity men­tal health nurse at Dr Gray’s Hospi­tal in El­gin. She has been short­listed for the Pa­tients’ Choice Award at the RCNI Nurse Awards, run by the Royal Col­lege of Nurs­ing In­sti­tute.

Oban born and bred, Na­dine was sur­prised and touched to learn of her nom­i­na­tion by pa­tient Jo Mullen, who suf­fers from bor­der­line per­son­al­ity dis­or­der (BPD).

Na­dine helped Jo to cre­ate a book­let of her ex­pe­ri­ences liv­ing with BPD. Jo ex­plained: ‘Na­dine is cen­tral to me lead­ing a pur­pose­ful life and ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the joy of achieve­ment, de­spite the dif­fi­cul­ties I face daily. The way we work to­gether is a chal­lenge to the tra­di­tional re­la­tion­ship be­tween pa­tient and pro­fes­sional.’

Vot­ing is open un­til April 28 at www.rcni.com.

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