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AGM & "Are We Advocating The Real Image Of Nursing?" Webinar
Many opinions held by the public have been derived from the image of nursing projected through movies and television fiction since the early 1950s. These popular images of nurses have failed to reflect the changing professional conditions in the profession, with nurses portrayed either as a background to the drama, or focused on physical characteristics and personal problems rather than professional issues. Assumptions about nurses and their contribution to safe patient care can, to a large extend, determine the future of the nursing profession. This presentation will include an overview of the changing nursing image in motion pictures and medical drama, highlighting the importance of speaking out loudly for nursing.

Oct 24, 2020 10:00 AM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Dr Pat Nicholson
Associate Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery @Deakin University, Melbourne
Pat is the Director of the Perioperative Postgraduate Course at Deakin University and holds an Honorary academic position at the University of Melbourne and Honorary Researcher at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Her current research includes nursing education and competencies, patient safety in the operating suite and Indigenous curriculum development, which she has published and presented both nationally and internationally. Pat is a Fellow of ACORN and member of the research and journal committee and lead author of the ACORN Standards. She represented Victoria as a Director on the ACORN Board for four years and led the review as Chair of the 2010 ACORN Standards. Pat presented the Judith Cornell Oration at the 2014 ACORN National Conference and was awarded the Individual Excellence in Perioperative Nursing in 2016. Pat was been a member of VPNG for 20 years, a member of the Victorian Perioperative Nurses Group Executive for 10 years and President for five years.