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Leadership in Care

Nicole Brooke - Thursday, November 10, 2016

Have you ever considered why leadership is such an important concept in healthcare? Have you ever reflected on the number of leadership programs you have attended or how every organisation seems to have a similar iteration of a common theme? Have you ever paused to consider that rarely has ..

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Nursing Standards of Professional Practice

Nicole Brooke - Thursday, November 10, 2016

ARE YOU AWARE THAT THE STANDARDS FOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE FOR RNs HAS BEEN REVIEWED? The main change aside from the new standards and what was interesting is your 20 hours a year for Professional Development MUST be NEW learnings and needs to include reflection activity. I attended an infor ..

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DoH Webinar: MyAged Care System Improvements

Nicole Brooke - Thursday, October 06, 2016

Co-design workshops held by MyAged Care with 155 participants over 4 days and 4 workshops. Workshops gave participants an opportunity to provide feedback, improving policy and processes. Top findings: In the final stage of each workshop, participants voted on topics that mattered ..

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Department of Health Webinar Summary: Increasing Choice in Home Care

Nicole Brooke - Thursday, October 06, 2016

Summary of Key Points Noted changes to CDC an packages to consumers on 27/2/16 Approved Provider status as it currently stands will expire after 2 years however as of 27/2/16 there will be no expiry date. New Provider Application Incorporated Company No disqualified pers ..

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Main Issues In Aged Care

Nicole Brooke - Friday, June 10, 2016

I was reflecting on what the significant issues to consider for aged care: Main Issue - Aged Care providers want and need stability in funding. This gives investors more support and reliability to invest in the sector. Without the funding stability, there is a lack of confidence in the secto ..

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7 core beliefs in the future of the sector dismissed

Nicole Brooke - Tuesday, June 07, 2016

It has become evident in the Aged Care, Community Care, Disability and Retirement Living Sector that MANY organisations are just not planning let alone STRATEGISING! Core belief systems SOME organisations believe: The sector is predictable and stable; Clients will remain faithful to y ..

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Making Policies Work for You!

Nicole Brooke - Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Reality: We know that policies literally sit on a shelf and bread dust mites! We know that they don't get implemented correctly or revised regularly! We know that policies are critical for compliance! Solution: Policies need to be accessible - at point of service with good sea ..

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Interview of Dr Nicole Brooke

Nicole Brooke - Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Catherine O’Mahony, Director On Q Recruitment, in conversation Nicole Brooke, CEO Aged Care Consultancy Australia on Corporate & Clinical Governance & Leadership outcomes Nicole why did you open your own consultancy business? “I started my business a year ago, I never ex ..

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Corporate and Clinical Governance in Aged Care

Nicole Brooke - Thursday, May 19, 2016

Governance is a word floated around corporate and clinical areas frequently, and one may argue that it is fraught with ambiguity. However, most successful business leaders and even clinicians would strongly advocate that governance is critical to organisations. Governance is translated int ..

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Person Centred Care

Nicole Brooke - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Person Centred Care For many years, the healthcare sector has been chanting about their amazing 'person centred care' philosophy of care, but really how far have we come? Honestly .... not far. Person centred care originated with Kitwood (1992) whereby a person who had a diagnosis of de ..

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