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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Aboriginal Elder and cancer survivor among finalists for Nursing Award

Date posted: 14 May 2012

Aboriginal elder, cancer survivor, and nurse, David Copley, was named among five finalists this year in the Hesta Australian Nursing Awards (2012).

The South Australian gave up smoking four years ago, about a year before he was diagnosed with late stage colon cancer. Three years post-surgery, Mr Copley was showing his peers how quitting smoking is culturally and socially appropriate, and has helped double the number of Indigenous clients calling the Quitline.

His work earned him a spot among the finalists for the Nursing Awards, which were drawn on Thursday evening, 10 May 2012. Jenny Anderson from Queensland took out Nurse of the Year, for her work at Rockhampton Hospital Renal Service.

Source: Adelaide Now and Hesta Australian Nursing Awards


Michelle Edmunds
Media contact
Hesta Australian Nursing Awards
Ph: (03) 9654 4799
Mobile: 0413 120 342


Last updated: 14 May 2012
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