Doctoral thesis

Australian civilian hospital nurses’ lived experience of an out-of-hospital environment following a disaster

Mass Gathering Health / Mass Gathering Medicine

Various publications and presentations relating to Mass Gathering and Major Event health

Disaster Health

Various publications and presentations relating to disaster health

26 November, 2011

Rural health issues in disasters

I was invited by the Australian Capital Territory / Southern New South Wales Chapter of the Royal College of Nursing, Australia to present about disaster health. My presentation focused on the issues in rural health, specifically for nurses. My discussion focused on nurses' educational preparedness, willingness and role. Additionally, I discussed the agreements between nurses and government (in terms of leave and pay entitlements) and issues in disaster tourism.


Ranse J. (2011). Rural health issues in disasters; invited speaker for the RCNA Acute Care Conference, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 26th November.

06 November, 2011

'Stressful jobs prove costly'

I was interviewed by a reporter from the Canberra Times, Phillip Thompson regarding my experience of being a ‘front line’ emergency service worker – particularly from an emergency nursing perspective. The interview focused on the stress related with the profession and the variety of available strategies to manage stress.

The published article ‘Stressful jobs prove costly’ outlines the cost of stress related leave from emergency services. Additionally, the article discusses my contribution regarding coping strategies and comments regarding the benefit of debriefing.

The published article generated some interesting discussions from persons who read the article. I refrained from commenting...

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