Category: Health Policy

Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance Week – And Why we need to start Respecting Illness Again

A world where antibiotics can’t cure relatively simple infections like tonsillitis and ear infections is a world that really scares me. This is a potential world where people could actually die from relatively ‘minor’ infections. Thank God that right now, for my own ear infection prone kids, Antibiotics are still working.  But the way things…

Are Day Care Germs Good for Us? A look at the 21st Century “Sickly Child”

I’ve just finished reading Jane Eyre (again) by Charlotte Bronte, after almost two solid years of reading exciting kids books (MG, YA, you name it, I’ve read it and I love it) for ‘research purposes,’ I’ve had a real craving for the classics. But one motivating reason for this craving is an interest in how…

Hand-Washing Project for Our Local School: Outline

Below, I’ve outlined my Project Proposal for the local School Hand-Washing Project. This way, the  Project can easily be mirrored in other schools by other Nurses, Health Activists or simply by individuals that care about basic Health and Hygiene in Schools! Feel free to use my YouTube video (link coming soon) for introducing Hand-Washing Technique…

“Healthcare Workers and Stop Gastro Spread” Article for The Nursing Review, Australian College of Nursing

I recently had an interview with the Nursing Review, a publication by the Australian College of Nursing.  I discussed why I want to involve Health Care Workers in the ‘Stop Gastro Spread’ campaign. Here is the link that you will be able to access if you are a member of the Australian College of Nursing.…

Gastro 2013: Platinum Preschool May Newsletter

I’m so honoured to be able to write as Nurse Expert for Platinum Preschool in Randwick, Sydney. Platinum is an incredible Preschool with a highly active, energetic and intelligent team. For the May 2013 Newsletter I discussed no other than the Gastro (Norovirus) epidemic and how we can reduce the spread of the virus this…

RE-Respecting Germ: What happened to Good Old Fashioned Hand-Washing?

As you may already be aware, I’m bent on changing society’s attitude to Germs. I’m not advocating sterile living by any means, I’m not trying to pump people full of Germ Phobia but I do believe something needs to change. Times have changed, Medication has changed, Living Environments have changed: We need to RE-Respect the…

Time to Write the Violence OUT of Kids Books: Article for Generation Next Community

Below is the link to an article I wrote for Generation Next Community. It covers the issues raised in Violent Death in Kid’s Books and The Problem with Adults Choosing what Kids read and puts it in the context of my own writing. It also refers to the Hunger Games Trilogy, but it is worth noting that the Hunger…