16 Jun June update
Over the last few months while working in a remote part of Western Australia for an Indigenous Medical Corporation, I was involved in setting up a Child Health Clinic and training a health worker in all aspects of child health. The importance of passing on valuable knowledge and skills, is essential in ensuring children and families living in this community are supported by the health worker – who is ultimately assisting these families in promoting good health. The organisation is also proactive and visionary in recognising the need for guidelines in supporting the health worker in this very specialised field of nursing. As part of my role, writing practical guidelines to support the health workers practice and to build on their existing knowledge using a hands-on training approach has also just been completed.
Now that this project is complete, I am also working on some additional resources to support any clinician, in particular health workers working in the area of child health.