On Saturday 18th January 2003 a freak and devastating firestorm tore through my city.
4 people died and over 500 homes were destroyed.
It resulted in the 2nd largest single hospital disaster response in Australian history.
I was working that day.
2 days later I wrote this story.
Continue reading “Firestorm.”
One of my early stories on impactednurse.com detailed my very first experience dealing with OPP (other peoples poo). Here is a quick retelling…..
Continue reading “The commode.”
OK. Please take few moments to look at this. It is as important as heck.
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) responds to the recent study into preventable deaths in the aged care sector:
Continue reading “WE need to resurrect our aged care sector.”
I have decided to start including a few more more personal writings amongst the posts on this site.
Every couple of days I will dump reflections on my experiences as a nurse as I struggle to make sense of it all.
Continue reading “Journal: My (nursing) life.”
In response to a large amount of anecdotal evidence here and on other social media platforms pointing to some serious issues around toxic culture and bullying in our workspaces I wrote a set of HUG competencies with the intent of providing a way to voice our determination to end this situation.
Continue reading “Update: HUG endorsed NURSE”
“When it is not necessary to change, it is necessary not to change” – Viscount Falkland.
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is currently updating the codes of conduct for nurses and midwives in Australia. You can take a look at the drafts and consultative processes here..
Its worth taking a look at the drafts and comparing them to the much shorter existing version. You might even have something to add to the evolution of this code (which you can do here).
Continue reading “Embracing the P word.”