Nurse up for State award

EV­I­DENCE-BASED CARE TAKES TOP PRI­OR­ITY FOR RE­SEARCHER

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Front Page - Su­sanne Reilly

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-

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