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A passionate nurse at Bairnsdale Regional Health Service, Joanne Woodward had spent her career continuously upskilling and dedicated to her patients' care. By 2015 Joanne was experiencing significant pain and was eventually diagnosed with 'nurse's back'. After many surgeries and hospital visits, Joanne was incapacitated for almost a year while she rested, rehabilitated, and completed further studies. Despite everything changing, Joanne's courage and determination to return to nursing has redefined her both as a person and nurse.