Rosemarie McBride

  • Aboriginal Health Practitioner
  • Twenty Four years of experience

“so that our people get the best delivery of care and the follow-up that they need, to live a longer and healthier life to carry on the Aboriginal culture”

Q1) Name: Rosemarie McBride

Q2) Current Role: Aboriginal Health Practitioner

Q3) How long have you been a nurse or midwife? 24 Years

Q4) Why did you want to become a nurse or midwife? To give quality of care to our people

Q5) What were the enablers and barriers for you to complete your degree? To improve how healthcare is delivered to our people, and Education only completing year 9

Q6) What was your pathway into nursing or midwifery? How did you get to where you are today? With a lot of hard work and not giving up

Q7) Do you believe our nurses and midwives are role models for our community? If so, do you think it is a priority that we increase our workforce? Why? They play a very big part of our community engagement they make our people feel like they matter and not just another aboriginal getting pregnant, and also making sure they get the health care that is important to the condition they have.

Q8) Anything else you would like to add?
The more nurses, midwifes and Aboriginal health workers the better so that our people get the bet delivery of care and the follow-up that they need, to live a longer and healthier life to carry on the Aboriginal culture. Also that no has to be treated the way myself and my family were treated when I was growing up.

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