Health care is a human right

11 July 2022

How a nurse-led initiative is bringing hope and dignity to disadvantaged communities... And why nurses are 'awesome'.

Registered nurse and lecturer at the University of Tasmania, Michele Dowlman says working with a free of charge, drop-in, nurse-led health clinic for people experiencing homelessness is an "immense privilege".

"But it also makes me very angry," she says, "because we should not need to exist. Health care Is a human right and should not be a function of charity.

Australian health care should be meeting the needs of every single Australian regardless of their economic situation".

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Image, from left: Nurse Practitioner Jane Laidlaw, Physiotherapist and UTAS Lecturer Marie-Louise Bird and RN and UTAS Lecturer Michele Dowlman.

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