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On Nursing, Squeaky Wheels and Disruptive Innovation

This week I had the honour of presenting the Donna Diers Oration at the 13th Annual Conference of the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners.  I delivered this speech to an amazing, gracious audience.  I’ve never received a standing ovation before.  Let me assure you, it’s a humbling experience.  Words can’t express how thankful I am … Continue reading On Nursing, Squeaky Wheels and Disruptive Innovation

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1 Publication Done, 2 More to Go!

Well, I’ve finally gotten one of my publications up in the Journal of Advanced Nursing…which explains my prolonged absence from blogging. 🙂   If you’d like to get a copy of my paper, please feel free to email me via the Contact Form. Only 2 more to go…and then I need to get this PhD … Continue reading 1 Publication Done, 2 More to Go!

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Curtin University Nurse Practitioner Forum

Just presented at the Curtin University Nurse Practitioner Forum via Skype (what a convenient way to present!).  I just want to extend a “thank you!” to my colleagues who invited me to speak about Nurse Practitioners and their contributions to Primary Health Care.  Overview from my session: Introduction Worked from primary to quaternary care environments … Continue reading Curtin University Nurse Practitioner Forum

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Nurse Practitioners in General Practice

Nurse Practitioners (NP) are registered nurses endorsed to practice in an advanced and extended role through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).  With a minimum of 10 years’ clinical training and experience, including postgraduate and master’s qualifications that prepare them for autonomous clinical practice, NPs provide safe, effective and affordable access to healthcare.   … Continue reading Nurse Practitioners in General Practice

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Saving Health: SBS Insight

I had the great pleasure of being an invited guest of the televised program “Saving Health” on SBS Insight.  It was a brilliant opportunity to engage in intelligent conversation with health professionals and consumers alike!   I learned a great deal from the experience and only wished I had more time to discuss Nurse Practitioners, … Continue reading Saving Health: SBS Insight

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My First Publication!

I’m proud to announce my very first “real” publication! 🙂  Apologies to those who’ve been waiting – it took them 7 months to find someone to peer review it! Better late than never, I always say. 🙂 Helms, C., Crookes, J., & Bailey, D. (2014). Financial viability, benefits and challenges of employing a nurse practitioner … Continue reading My First Publication!

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GP Copayment Facts and Figures

Boy am I talkative these days.  I need to get a life. Anyway, just wanted to point out that NPs have finally made the spotlight with respects to the newly-proposed $5 copay and GP medicare rebate cut ‘n freeze. In the above linked Australian Doctor article (poorly written and confusing, IMHO) they point out that … Continue reading GP Copayment Facts and Figures

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