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Judy Bowden
Registered Nurse

About

I have worked as a Registered Nurse (RN) for many years, including nineteen years in Palliative Care, three years in Practice Nursing and several years working as an RN in both Private and Public, Hospital settings in NZ and Australia. My recent experience includes working with children and adults who have sustained Spinal Cord Injury, serious burns, extensive soft tissue trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury, and those with chronic pain. I have developed a sound knowledge of the ACC SRNA and TI/TIAS contracts over the past five years. I also have a good understanding of Community Client / One Link and the process for ordering consumables for Clients.

As a Registered Nurse I have provided education and care, following best practice guidelines for: bowel and bladder management, wound and skin care, pain control, and the promotion of general health and wellbeing. Whether providing active intervention or nursing oversight and support, my aim is to empower clients to make informed decisions, improve their health literacy and to enable the client and their family/whanau to manage their injury-related needs as independently as possible on their rehabilitation journey.

I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the wonderful ACTIVE + Team on ACC SRNA, TI/TIAS and PAIN contracts.

My Goals

To try and take the positives from this year and strive for a work – life balance.

Judy Bowden

Qualifications

New Zealand Registered General and Obstetric Nurse
Post Grad Certificate in Palliative Care