Leading the Change - Nurses as Role Models for Primary Health

Leading the Change - Nurses as Role Models for Primary Health
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Overview

How does a primary health care nurse's own health and wellbeing impact on their ability to provide health promotion messages to their patients? Data from a recent Australian nurse survey resulted in over 6000 responses which demonstrated that many Australian nurses are reluctant to provide lifestyle education to patients if they perceive themselves to also be unhealthy. This raises questions about how we as nurses look after ourselves, how our health impacts on our work, and the image this portrays to each other and the community.

Presented by Kay Ross, Southern Cross University

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