With Australia increasing the number of refugees being accepted, there is a high chance that paediatric healthcare professionals will come into contact with refugee children and their families. As healthcare professionals we have a duty of care to provide culturally safe care to our patients and their families.
Nurse Unit Manager
Meryl has developed education programs for paediatric emergency nurses on immunisation, written a best practice guideline for immunising people of refugee background and vaccinated far too many babies, children and adults to count.
She currently works as a refugee health nurse in Brisbane and still finds time to participate in the yearly flu vaccine campaign.