Host: Sam Willis
Guest: Jennie McGowan
Professional culture is a powerful driving force that influences all areas of clinical practice. In this podcast, we discuss the changing face of paramedicine and how cultural beliefs act as barriers to person-centred care. It provides examples of the challenges faced by one student paramedic who explains how she actively pursues positive cultural reform with her patients and colleagues.
Sam is the Discipline Lead for paramedicine at Curtin University and has a passion for all things paramedic education. He worked as a paramedic and lecturer in London and Oxford, in the United Kingdom, prior to coming to Australia to further his career in paramedic education. His current doctoral studies explore the use of virtual reality communities of practice for supporting student paramedics as they undertake Work Integrated Learning (WIL).
Jennie is a third-year paramedicine student at Curtin University. Prior to beginning paramedicine, Jennie graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing in mid-2015, completing a rural graduate program followed by working across metropolitan hospitals in Perth and Geelong. Jennie returned to rural nursing in the Western Australia Pilbara region and completed a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing in 2018. Jennie has a passion for delivering evidence-based patient-centred care in the out-of-hospital setting.