Tag: Health Policy

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…

Do Health Care Professionals have a Moral Obligation to get the Flu Shot?

The piece below was first published in a publication called “Connections” by the Australian College of Nursing (then the Royal College of Nursing). It is a fully referenced article that looks at whether Health Care workers should feel morally obliged to get a yearly flu shot in order to protect their patients. It is an…

How To avoid Getting Gastro (written for MY CHILD Magazine: Winter 2013)

Yay! The Winter Issue of the beautiful, glossy MY CHILD Magazine is finally out which means my latest article on Gastro and ‘Stop Gastro Spread’ is out too! Here is a snippet then you can click on the link to read more: “It’s the smell of disinfectant that brings back the childhood memories for me.…

“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…