This is a personal blog and is in no way associated with my role or employer. It contains personal reflections.
I have type 1 diabetes, diagnosed in 1979. I started my nurse training in 1983 and I have always had a very active interest in the care of people with long term conditions, such as diabetes, and how we can help them (including me) to manage their conditions to enable them to live full, healthy and happy lives, as far as this is possible.
Information and therefore information technology is a critical part of how we help people and my blog will have content that relates to what is called ‘clinical informatics’ – but my main passion is where this is in support of nursing practice, or supporting patients directly.
I also have an interest in leadership – we need health services to be the best that they can be and leadership is essential for these services to thrive. More latterly I have been trying to focus on sharing my leadership learning and thinking – I am learning all the time, my ambition is to share what I learn as widely as possible.
My blog is a mash-up of all of these things. It is a reflection of being someone with diabetes and all that comes with that, of being a passionate nurse and someone who is interested in the development of self and others. Over the time I have been blogging I have come to terms with the fact that my social media presence is a real ‘mash-up’ of all of those things that make me who I am and I have decided to embrace it! What you see is what you get 🙂
Hope you enjoy the blogs – I would love to hear your comments if you feel you want to join in the conversations.