23 - 24 July, 2019 | Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC

Christine Fuller

Chief Nursing Officer
Correct Care

2:00 PM CASE STUDY: Exploring the Autonomy, Experience and Development Opportunities for Nurses Working in the Correctional Healthcare Environment

Many nurses are unaware of the opportunities that are available within the correctional health setting and the positive impact they can have on the custodial patient. Building a culture where nurses feel empowered and safe is vital as how nurses work and interact will impact the patient and peer experience, especially so in the prison healthcare environment.

In this session, Christine will discuss how Correct Care runs a nurse-led model of care that provides primary healthcare services to 16 prisons across the state of Victoria:

  • Assessing the unique challenges nurses face from a clinical and security point of view
  • Vigorous orientation and sound clinical management to ensure safety in collaboration with custodial staff
  • Autonomous role for nurses – Nurses in this environment have many opportunities to lead, practice their clinical decision-making skills, plan patient care and influence prisoners’ health and engagement with the healthcare sector

2:30 PM EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION: Planning For a Future-Ready Workforce to Address the Rising Pressures Imposed by an Aging Population and the Prevalence of Technology

With projections for a significant shortage of nurses in the year 2020, the need to plan for the workforce of the future has never been greater. Unfortunately, what with technology, changing expectations and high acuity nursing with more complex patients, the pressure on our nurses is mounting. This panel will discuss:

  • Changing expectations of nurses in their role – a frank discussion about how nurses are coping with their mounting workloads and why leadership must intervene to support nurses
  • Ongoing and frequent training is critical to establish strong capabilities in leadership, technology and management, with case scenarios and learning by doing as great ways to train and educate
  • The need for more consistency in orientation programs to ensure strong foundational skills for our graduate nurses
  • Testing the technology with nurses to ensure usability and that it is truly in the nurses’ best interests


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Christine.

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