Leading the development and targeted training programs for future health professionals enabling staff to conduct research that is applicable to real life healthcare leading to positive impacts.
NURSING AND MIDWIFERY
Dr Peta-Anne Zimmerman from Griffith’s School of Nursing and Midwifery recently travelled to the Dead Sea in Jordan to provide valuable scenario-based training on major infectious disease outbreak response to the World Health Organization’s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network.
It was Professor Claire Rickard’s own motivation to be a “good nurse” that led her to investigate the best ways to care for patients with intravascular (IV) devices.
After completing nursing and midwifery degrees at Griffith University, Gillian Hermosilla-Silva followed her passion for women and children’s health. As Immunisation Co-ordinator for Logan and Redland Council, Gillian is the driving force behind a highly successful community outreach service.
Research has revealed that certain lifestyle factors and health behaviours can have a positive impact upon quality of life, chronic disease risk factors, and other health-related areas, for women after cancer.
Providing healthcare in a developing country wasn’t something Rachael Ovington expected to be doing while studying a Bachelor of Nursing. But it was an experience she will never forget and will take with her when she seeks employment as a full-time nurse next year.
Researchers at Griffith University have developed a strategy to increase diabetes awareness and management for women.
In keeping with Griffith University’s interdisciplinary approach to healthcare education and commitment to rural health, 29 students from across the Health Group recently enjoyed a weekend in Toowoomba.
A study into infection prevention and control has found university education for nursing students can have a significant impact on hand hygiene practices in clinical settings.
Indigenous Midwifery student numbers at Griffith University have been increased as a result of the establishment of the First People’s Health Unit (FPHU) last year.