I am Sr. Madeleine Georges. I am French by origin but had the opportunity to do my nurse training in Switzerland. The training and diploma, recognised by the Red Cross, allowed me to work in France without any difficulty.
I have spent my professional life giving, hands on patient care as part of a hospital team, in general medicine, care of the elderly, oncology palliative care, and with AIDs patients before the development of retroviral treatments.
Then I spent 10 years in domiciliary care. Providing care to the sick in their own home and family environment creates a different relationship and the care takes on another dimension. The professional dimension is widened and enriched within that human, social, familial and spiritual context. I thoroughly enjoyed this ministry because of the contacts with families, social services and other health practitioners.