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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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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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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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Admissions and Automation

Nicole Brooke - Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Admissions in residential aged care are not accomplished well! I know most of you are thinking that you have great occupancy sitting at 96% and that your bosses are happy with that. But we need to do better to activate our waiting lists, develop our community relationships more and increase our ..

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Quality Management Framework

Nicole Brooke - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Quality Management Frameworks work within an organisation to align policies, business strategy, core organisational improvements and engage key stakeholders. Most of you thought Quality Management Frameworks are an overpriced set of policies you get a Quality person or a consultant to write ..

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Six Corporate Governance Principles to Improve Your Organisation

Nicole Brooke - Sunday, April 24, 2016

Corporate governance refers to the systems and processes embedded in an organisation to control, monitor and minimise risk. It is more than just ticking boxes and having good paperwork. Corporate governance principles of effective and efficient organisations include; Acting ethically and resp ..

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Governance 101 for organisations

Nicole Brooke - Sunday, April 24, 2016

What is your role on a Board or more importantly for many of you - what does your board do? The answer is simple and I have two ways of describing it, both in narrative and pictorially using Trickers model for corporate governance which helps remind the board where their role starts and stop ..

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