RN, BScN, CD
Patient Relations Consultant
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter
Martin Luther King
When I was six, I wanted to be just like MASH's Margaret Houlihan- smart, decisive, competent, and dedicated to her profession, colleagues and patients. I didn't see nursing as a role confined to the hospital bedside. I saw nursing as a profession that provided unlimited flexibility and opportunities for personal growth and lifelong learning.
Now, the mother of an eight year old, I still see nursing as a beautifully complex, engaging and admirable profession. Nurses provide evidence based care to patients in constantly evolving healthcare settings. We manage increasingly scarce and stretched resources. We educate new generations of nursing professionals and teach young and old how to optimize their health. Nurses inform decisions and contribute to health policies that directly and indirectly affect the the health of Canada and the Canadian healthcare system. We are found in our communities, workplaces, schools, and homes, in board rooms, government offices and independent practice clinics.
My nursing path has led me from acute care hospital based nursing to clinic based primary care, from leadership positions to operations, training and patient relations, and from small community hospitals and large teaching facilities in North American to the Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit in Khandahar, Afghanistan.
Welcome to my website and blog where I explore the potential of the patient experience; reflect on my experience as a Patient Relations Officer and military nurse; and refine my professional interests.