Nursing Across the Ages

by Sean N. Bennett

Henry Taylor

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Figure 1. Henry Taylor (Photo taken by Josh Seiuli - JS Photography. Apia)

The Early Years

Henry was the 9th of ten children born to Epenesa Lumanuvae Fepuleai Tuimaseve Fuea and Taylor Pulusi. He was born on May 2, 1982 in the village of Motootua in the city of Apia on the island of Upolu in the country of Samoa. Epenesa was raised in the viilage of Vaitoloa, near the center of Apia. Taylor was raised 39 kilometers to the west in the village of Falelatai. They met in Apia and as they say in fairytails . . . they lived happily ever after.

Emenesa & Taylor settle in the village of Motootau, a 6 minute ride from home. Samoans live in villages made up of several families. They do not just choose a village, they live in a village with family.

4. Parents full names: . 5. Parents places of birth (village and island): Vaitoloa Apia (mothe), Falelatai Apia (father) 6. How your parents met 7. Number of siblings: 9+self (10) 8. Names of siblings: 1, Iosefa 2, John 3, Feula 4, Lovely (twin1) 5, Leonia (twin2) 6, Palamo 7, Aveina Suilagi 8, Tulia Nia 9, Henry 10, Junior 9. Birth order of children 10. Primary schools attended (village and island): Lepea Primary School, Upolu. 11. Favorite things to do as a kid: Climp trees😁 12. Colleges attended (village and island): Faleata College(Lotopa) and Leifiifi College (Malifa) Upolu Island 13. University attended (village and island): National University of Samoa, Upolu Samoa. Ryukyu University, Okinawa Japan 14. What made you want to be a nurse?: For me, nursing is a life I didn't choose; it chose me. In a historically female-dominated profession, I am honored to be a male nurse exemplifying inclusion, strengthening the nursing profession, and improving the overall quality of care for our diverse patient population. I am a man with ordinary ability that has worked hard, very hard, but that is all. Humbled, honored, and above all blessed to serve the people of Samoa, I have been led by God in strange and unaccustomed paths to do His service; all glory be to Him! 15. When did you decide to be a nurse? as above.. 16. Favorite parts of nursing school: Clinical practice, putting theory in to practice 17. Age started university: 17 years of age. 18. Age started nursing school: 17 19. Pictures in nursing uniform 20. Family pictures 21. School/university pictures 22. Church you currently attend: LDS Pesega, Methodist...etc whichever closer to where i was stationed. 23. Church attended as a kid: LDS Pesega 24. Locations of nursing orientation year in order (hospital, village and island): orientation 2005, TTMH, Poutasi, Lalomanu, Lufilufi (Upolu.) MTII Tuasivi, Foailalo, Sataua, Safotu (Savaii.) 25. Wage during your orientation year:$14,000 tala per annum which equivalent to US$6k Henry Taylor was born On May 2, 1982 in the village of Motootua on the outskirts of the city of Apia on the island of Upolu, Western Samoa. He was the ninth of ten children born to Epenesa Lumanuvae Fepuleai Tuimaseve Fuea (mother) and Taylor Pulusi (father). Epensesa was born in the village of Vaitoloa, Apia. Taylor was born in the village of Falelatai, Apia. 6. How your parents met? The children born to Epensesa and Taylor were: Iosefa John Feula Lovely (twin 1) Leonia (twin 2) Palamo Aveina Suilagi Tulia Nia Henry Junior Schools in Samoa are primary school. Years, grades, 1-8. Collegeare years 9-13 and then University. Henry attended Lepea Primary School, Upolu. When he was not in school and doing chores, Henry was climbing trees, playing rugby, and playing with siblings and friends from the village. 12. Colleges attended (village and island): Faleata College(Lotopa) and Leifiifi College (Malifa) Upolu Island 13. University attended (village and island): National University of Samoa, Upolu Samoa. Ryukyu University, Okinawa Japan 14. What made you want to be a nurse?: For me, nursing is a life I didn't choose; it chose me. In a historically female-dominated profession, I am honored to be a male nurse exemplifying inclusion, strengthening the nursing profession, and improving the overall quality of care for our diverse patient population. I am a man with ordinary ability that has worked hard, very hard, but that is all. Humbled, honored, and above all blessed to serve the people of Samoa, I have been led by God in strange and unaccustomed paths to do His service; all glory be to Him! 15. When did you decide to be a nurse? as above.. 16. Favorite parts of nursing school: Clinical practice, putting theory in to practice 17. Age started university: 17 years of age. 18. Age started nursing school: 17 19. Pictures in nursing uniform 20. Family pictures 21. School/university pictures 22. Church you currently attend: LDS Pesega, Methodist...etc whichever closer to where i was stationed. 23. Church attended as a kid: LDS Pesega 24. Locations of nursing orientation year in order (hospital, village and island): orientation 2005, TTMH, Poutasi, Lalomanu, Lufilufi (Upolu.) MTII Tuasivi, Foailalo, Sataua, Safotu (Savaii.) 25. Wage during your orientation year:$14,000 tala per annum which equivalent to US$6k

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