Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing

Nurses (and most people) “know” what to do to lead a healthy life – however, ‘knowing’ does not necessarily translate into action! This raises the question – why don’t we do what we know needs to be done? (i.e. quit smoking, lose weight, move more, drink...
Why aren’t we addressing risk factors?

Why aren’t we addressing risk factors?

I was recently admitted to hospital with acute chest pain. This was my first time in hospital as a patient since I was 14. It was eye opening to be on the receiving end – and I had many expectations that were not met by nurses or doctors. Prior to this admission I had...
Nurses’ health & wellness!

Nurses’ health & wellness!

The results are in! Over 6000 nurses can’t be wrong A colleague (Dr. Jennifer Barr) and I surveyed over 6000 Australian nurses and this revealed that the number one issue that impacts our health is stress (no surprise there) with the usual culprits contributing to...