Dr Sally Goold is a Wiradjuri woman. Sally was instrumental in forming the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses (CATSIN), an organisation of which she is currently Executive Director.
She worked at the Redfern Aboriginal Medical Service on its inception and was the first Aboriginal registered nurse to work there. She has been a member on the advisory boards of three universities and is an adjunct professor at both James Cook and Griffith universities.
In 2002, Sally was awarded a Doctor of Nursing, Honoris Causa from RMIT. In 2000, she was awarded the Royal College of Nursing, Australia (Queensland Chapter) Distinguished Nursing Award, and in 1986 she was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for service to Nursing Education and Aboriginal Health.
Sally is also a member of the National Indigenous Council (NIC) and was awarded the Senior Australian of the Year Award for 2006.
Sally’s conference address will aim to provide a greater depth of understanding about the delivery of health care in rural and remote Australia with a particular emphasis on the provision of health care within Indigenous Australian communities. The address will highlight the significant differences in access and sustainability of health care to Indigenous Australians in the national context, along with some of the solutions that can be provided by an innovative nursing workforce.
The 6th INP/APNN Conference will bring together nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, policy makers, researchers, executives and managers from around the world to discuss, debate and analyse how the nursing profession can respond through advanced practice to changing environments to meet the demands placed on the health care system.
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