Nurse up for State award
EVIDENCE-BASED CARE TAKES TOP PRIORITY FOR RESEARCHER
IF St James resident Janie Brown has one passion, it is doing what is best for patients.
The St John of God Subiaco Nursing and Midwifery research co-ordinator has been a registered nurse since 1989 and now spends her time trying to find out the best way to help patients.
For her tireless work, she has been named a finalist in the 2015 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards’ Excellence in Education and Research category.
Dr Brown said nursing and midwifery practice should always be based on evidence from research.
“That’s how we know what is best for our patients. At St John of God Subiaco Hospital the research I do is in direct response to the nursing and midwifery caregivers identifying areas of their practice that could be improved,” she said.
“I’ve worked across the spectrum from premature babies to palliative care, and I’ve worked on clinical as well as workforce issues.”
Dr Brown is one of 34 finalists in this year’s awards.
Health Minister Kim Hames said the finalists had been selected from an impressive field of nominees.
“I congratulate all our fi-