As a young woman, Lithuanian nurse Aldona Grupas had a dream. She longed to travel, to explore a new language and culture – and build a new life abroad.
Nurse, Give Me a Pill for Death is the story of Aldona’s long journey from Lithuania to a new life in England, complete with the challenges of adapting to a new culture while launching a successful nursing career.
The book also provides a rare window onto the daily work of nurses caring for the sick and elderly as they face that final journey into death – some filled with hope, others sunk in despair.
The author shares the joys and heartaches that such work entails, along with the compassionate motivations that transform a nursing career into a genuine vocation.
Readers are swept along on a journey that is gruelling and inspiring – at times heartbreaking but ultimately uplifting.