“On the day of departure, that tightness in the chest hardly lets us breathe. The airport mirrored the image of a decaying Portugal, with the massive escape of graduates. In each corner, a family hugging their son crying – because our generation was not supposed to have to emigrate.”
This is one of the testimonies collected in the book “Fora da Zona de Conforto” (Outside the Comfort Zone), a work conceived and organized by Paulo Marques, researcher of CINTESIS – Center for Health Technology and Services Research and professor of the Nursing School of Porto (ESEP)
The journalist Andreia Azevedo Soares listened to the book’s author and several nurses who had to emigrate to work. The report can be read online.