Dr Helen Courtney-Pratt PDF Print E-mail

Helen is a registered nurse who has worked in health care for over 25 years. Initially this was in the field of paediatrics as a mothercraft nurse. Helen undertook a conversion degree through the University of Tasmania, completing this with honours in 1999. In the ensuing years Helen worked within the areas of general medical, community and paediatric nursing prior to taking up a position to support nurses who were returning to practice after an extended time away from nursing. She has been involved with research projects including nursing handover and facilitation of self management approaches within the community nurse practice setting.  More recently Helen has completed a PhD and is now focused on application and support for research in acute care hospital settings.  The work undertaken by Helen is underpinned by the principles of practice development with a clear intent to pursue translation of evidence based research into patient-centred clinical practice.

PhD:

University of Tasmania, School of Nursing & Midwifery
Primary supervisor: Professor Andrew Robinson
Secondary Supervisor: Dr Richard Wood-Baker

Project Involvement:
Pathways Home for Respiratory Illness
Pathways Home to Lung Health
Improving Clinical Handover
Inter-professional Learning Project

 Thesis Title:
Developing Nursing practice to Meet the Needs of Persons Admitted to Acute Care with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): An Action Research Study