Guest, Helen Leatham

Guest Name: 
Helen Leatham
Helen Leatham
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Guest Occupation: 
Nurse, Médecins sans Frontières volunteer
Guest Biography: 

Helen Leatham is an Australian Registered Nurse who has worked around the world with love and integrity, to bear witness and stand with her fellow man. Her passion, though, is dying and with her nursing work the only way she could do it for so long in any western world hospital was to ask God to let her look after someone who needs her to help to have a discussion about their death. Her goal is always to help each person face their death without fear and not be trapped on the other side. This also means supporting the family to let go and guiding patient and family through the dying process.

Helen has also dedicated years to help improve conditions in some of the most devastated regions of the globe. After serving in an Australian aboriginal setting, Helen moved quickly to the 'front lines' with Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) in Afghanistan, Sudan and Nepal. Helen lived and worked in areas afflicted with constant warfare, desperate privation, and extreme heat. Malnutrition and dehydration were among the most common maladies affecting her patients, many of whom were newborns.

For more information on MSF, please see their website: doctorswithoutborders.com

Helen can be found on Facebook, and her email is: helen.leatham@aapt.net.au