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
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!
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
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
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
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!
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