Senior Lecture with the Faculty of Health, University of Canterbury and the Nurse Researcher for the Emergency Department at Christchurch Hospital, Te Whatu Ora Otautahi
Dr Sandy Richardson is a Senior Lecturer with the Faculty of Health, University of Canterbury and the Nurse Researcher for the Emergency Department at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board. She has been a RN for close to 30 years, involved in nursing education and research for much of that time, and worked clinically as an emergency nurse for nearly 20 years. Sandy completed her PhD looking at overcrowding in Emergency Departments, and her areas of research interest include cultural safety, socio-political issues, disaster responses, and violence and aggression towards staff.
Her topics include:
• Identification, response to, and management of violence and aggression in the healthcare setting
• Supporting wellness initiatives for healthcare staff
• Understanding and using Cultural Safety in healthcare environments
• Recognising the value of Cultural Safety
• Ethical dilemmas, moral distress and compassion fatigue in healthcare
• Accountability, risk and autonomy for healthcare professionals
• Learning from disasters – how do we share knowledge?
• First responders in disasters – an overview of the March 15th Terrorist Attack
• ED rationing of care – recognising the risks
• Advanced Nursing Practice – NZ and international
• Clinical Ethics – relevance in the workplace
• Quality audit and research in clinical practice
• Family nursing – models of care
• The patient journey and the patient voice – more than just rhetoric?
• Wellness and resilience
• Writing for publication
• Critical thinking
• The Canterbury Earthquakes: voices from the emergency response