Author Recalls How PTSD Forced Her to Leave the Nursing Profession

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Margaret J. Scott’s inspirational memoir to be featured at the London Book Fair

Author Margaret J. Scott shares to readers her inspirational memoir of being a registered nurse, which was suddenly put to a stop when an incident left her with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Released through Xlibris, Death Just Happens retells how she coped with this ordeal and accepted a new chapter in her life.

This memoir starts with an event of trauma in a hospital setting in the mortuary. This event haunted her, and much to her surprise caused bizarre symptoms she has never experienced during fifteen years of being a nurse. Soon, she was diagnosed with PTSD. This marked the end of her practice, but the journey to understanding why this happened has just begun.

To comprehend her condition, Scott looked back at her life to see if some symptoms have manifested even before. She reflects upon her upbringing on the farm where death just happens, her desire to travel, her journey as a bush nurse in an isolated ski resort, until her career’s end. Through her recollection, readers will witness how traumatic death forced her to leave her profession, and how she was able to move forward despite everything.

“By looking back, I got to learn the many incremental threads of what made me who I am. Looking back on my life, I discovered my belief systems working with death, living life as it presented the best way I could to combat this loss,” the author says.

This book will be featured at this year’s London Book Fair in London, England, on April 11 to 13, 2011. For more information on Death Just Happens, interested parties may log on to

About the Author
After moving halfway around the world to live in New Hampshire, USA, from Melbourne, Australia, due to her husband’s work, Margaret J. Scott had a strong desire to record her first fifty years of an amazing life. With time on her hands, she was re-invented as she delved into her former life. The more she reflected, the desire to put it in writing and share the experiences became stronger.

Scott’s life began as a dairy farmer’s daughter happily living in rural Victoria, Australia, and then choosing to become a Registered Nurse and Midwife as a means to travel and explore life to the fullest, then later upgrading her education to a degree of BA Health Sciences. Her nursing career took her on a journey where she worked as a remote bush nurse in a ski resort, giving her opportunity to feed her adventurous spirit. With their three sons, she continued working as a Nurse Co-coordinator in a rural hospital. Forced into another direction with her career after being blown out the back door with Post Traumatic Stress disorder, the author then moved into Corporate Health becoming an educator, researcher, and Nurse Immuniser, designing and developing preventative health programs to prevent people from going to hospital.

Death Just Happens* by Margaret J. Scott
Publication Date: February 11, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 179 pages; 978-1-4568-4105-8
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 179 pages; 978-1-4568-4106-5
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-4107-2

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