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I joined The Royal Marsden in August 2017 as a Lecturer Practitioner, having previously been working clinically for 28 years. I specialised in Critical Care at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and then as a junior nurse and sister in Critical Care at The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, for the last 22 years. I started teaching on ‘The Foundation in Critical Care’ course at Chelsea and was then seconded to King’s College for a year to teach ‘The transition from ward based nursing to critical care.’ I also taught on ‘The Critical Care’ course whilst there. I have taught both pre-registered and registered nurses acting as their preceptors clinically.
My specific interests are the psychological impact of intensive care units on patients and their families, which I researched when I did my MSc dissertation. I have run the ‘patient diary group’ which offers longer term patients a diary of their time in Intensive Care. I have recently helped implement the Confusion Assessment method to monitor delirium. Burns and HIV are other areas of particular interest.
I currently teach on The Physical Assessment and Clinical Reasoning Course and The Advanced Clinical Assessment Course.
I enjoy running with my dog, Pilates, swimming and spending time with my family.
'Experience of being a shift coordinator' – presentation at the BACCN Conference 1999
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