ADF NURSES INFORMATION
NEWSLETTER – July 2003
Well the middle of the year is here, that time of year again! Well what has been
happening in the realm of ADF Nursing and the Directorate, Lots! Before I start I
would just like to inform those who do not already know that the Newsletter will now
be a quarterly addition.
The Directorate of Nursing has been inundated with visitors over the last few
months much to our delight and benefit.
Professor Judy Lumby the Executive Director of The College of Nursing (CON)
visited. Information was imparted about military nursing and CON opportunities for
the professional development of Australian Defence Force (ADF) Nursing Officers.
Professor Lumby is widely published in areas of liver transplantation, professional
and health care issues and patients’ experiences of health and illness. Professor
Lumby is involved in many State and Federal Health committees. Her latest book
"Who Cares," published by Allen & Unwin, explores the changing health care system
over the last forty years and its impact on patient care.
Professor Mary Chiarella, the Chief Nursing Officer for NSW who visited on the
27th May 03 was well received. Discussions included the proposed NSW Career
Structure for the Nursing Profession, Nursing Culture and processes to attract and
retain Nurses. Professor Chiarella is noted for her expertise in health law and ethics
and has an Honours degree and PhD in law. She has converted her PhD thesis into a
book entitled “The Legal and Professional Status of Nursing” which was published by
Churchill Livingstone in 2002.
Orietta Kern from the College of Nursing visited on the 29th May 03 to discuss
affiliation and customisation of courses to meet ADF Nursing needs.
Ms Judi Brown the Chief Executive Officer of the Nurses Board of South Australia
visited on the 20th May 03 to discuss the Military Nurse Practitioner (MNP) Model
and Scope of Practice, and has offered there assistance in our development of the
Ms Rosemary Bryant Executive Director Royal College of Nurs