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‘I wanted to be on the right side of history’:
RNAO members provide compassionate care in a war zone
By: Madison Scaini
When 25-year-old RN Michaela Parenteau paused her work with Pikangikum First Nation to volunteer with Canadian Medical Assistance Teams (CMAT) in Ukraine, she didn’t know what to expect. Being stationed along the Ukraine-Poland border in a shipping container that was transformed into a fully operational primary care clinic, Parenteau saw more than just medical crises.