Health Check

Category: Nursing and Midwifery

Midwifery | Nursing | Primary Maternity Care | Infection Control

Desire to do good propagates change

It was Professor Claire Rickard’s own motivation to be a “good nurse” that led her to investigate the best ways to care for patients with intravascular (IV) devices. Read More

Home delivery improves immunisation participation

After completing nursing and midwifery degrees at Griffith University, Gillian Hermosilla-Silva followed her passion for women and children’s health. As Immunisation Co-ordinator for Logan and Redland Council, Gillian is the driving force behind a highly successful community outreach service. Read More

Women’s Wellness After Cancer Study

Research has revealed that certain lifestyle factors and health behaviours can have a positive impact upon quality of life, chronic disease risk factors, and other health-related areas, for women after cancer. Read More

Providing healthcare in Laos prepares Rachael for nursing

Providing healthcare in a developing country wasn’t something Rachael Ovington expected to be doing while studying a Bachelor of Nursing. But it was an experience she will never forget and will take with her when she seeks employment as a full-time nurse next year. Read More

Griffith research shines a light on diabetes

Researchers at Griffith University have developed a strategy to increase diabetes awareness and management for women. Read More

Rural health trip supports professional collaboration

In keeping with Griffith University’s interdisciplinary approach to healthcare education and commitment to rural health, 29 students from across the Health Group recently enjoyed a weekend in Toowoomba. Read More

Helping nursing students to encourage more hand hygiene

A study into infection prevention and control has found university education for nursing students can have a significant impact on hand hygiene practices in clinical settings. Read More

More indigenous midwives position Griffith as leader in First People’s Health

Indigenous Midwifery student numbers at Griffith University have been increased as a result of the establishment of the First People’s Health Unit (FPHU)  last year. Read More

Nursing graduate gives back

Nickita Wylie’s graduation from Griffith University as a registered nurse in 2011, was the culmination years of dedication and persistence, as well as a drive to ‘give back’. Read More

Griffith’s nursing and midwifery ranked in world’s top 30

Griffith nurses and midwives are making their mark from major cities to the most remote areas of Australia and the world is taking notice. Griffith is the only Queensland university placing on all major world rankings and this year marks the first time Griffith has posted in the top 30 universities worldwide. Read More