Speakers from the Centre for Remote Health
Tess Ivanhoe – The Role of the Nurse Practitioner Within a Chronic Disease Model of Practice
Kath Martin – The Stolen Generation
Tobias Speare and Kath Martin– Prescribing Considerations in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
Karen Collas – The Role and Scope of Practice of Remote Nurse Practitioners in Canada, Greenland and the United Kingdom
Sue Lenthall – The Remote Area Nurse model of consultation
Kath Martin, Indigenous lecturer at the Centre for Remote Health also facilitated an offsite cultural fire event showcasing local Indigenous culture. The Centre for Remote Health donated pots of bush medicine as gifts for the speakers. The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners and Centre for Remote Health acknowledged Kath’s significant contribution to raising awareness of the importance of embedding Indigenous culture, learning and knowledge in all our activities.
The Centre for Remote Health booth was extremely popular, with a number of Nurse Practitioners considering changing their scope of practice to remote. There was a lot of interest in the Pharmacotherapeutics On Line course and the Remote Area Nurse model of consult cards were very popular, with a number of people asking if they could implement the model in their workplace.
The high profile of the Centre for Remote Health at this conference increased networking opportunities and facilitated opportunities for education and research across organisations.