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A Matter of Experience

Erin Kaye Hackett, RN

BNurs, PGCertPH, PGCertNurs, AICGM

My Professional Portfolio

About Me

  • Established A Matter of Writing & Healthcare Consultancy, 2022

  • Registered Nurse for 16 years in clinical, government, healthcare administration & research

  • Nurse Researcher, Emergency Department, Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) 2020 - 2021

  • Quality Improvement Facilitator & Consultant, Indigenous Health (ACCHOs)
    2014 – 2018

  • Public Health Nurse, Health Protection Branch, Victorian Department of Health
    2012 – 2014 

  • Clinical Nurse, (Cath Lab, Operating Theatre, Radiology, Day Procedure Unit) 2008 - Current

  • Consumer Market Research, 2003-2006

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health

  • Project Management 

  • IPEd Standing Committee of Awards & Prizes (SCAP)

  • Associate member: Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd)

  • Professional member: Australasian Institute of Clinical Governance (AICG)

  • Professional Member: Australasian Medical Writers Association (AMWA)

  • Associate member: Australian Society of Authors (ASA)

  • Member: Queensland Writers Centre (QWC)

  • Member: Writers Victoria (WV)

“Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.”

Viktor Frankl

Erin Kaye Hackett Author, Editor, Writer. Mother & Son, Oliver.

oh, to be a mum

and a writer & editor,

and a nurse,

and a human longing for purpose.

Imagine feeling a burning desire deep within, yearning to pursue a different path in life. Ever had a passion that tugged at your heartstrings, even while you were engrossed in your day job?

 

Well, that was me, a nurse caught in the midst of a bustling hospital, with thoughts of writing occupying my mind every single day. Writing, you see, is my true love. It's the purpose I believe I was born to fulfill, and let me tell you, that feeling of discovering your purpose and chasing your dreams is absolutely invigorating!

 

Fast forward to where I am now—a proud mum, writer & editor, and nurse. 

But before diving headfirst into how I can help you, scroll down to learn more about how I got here...

Unmatched Experience 

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Public Health

During my tenure as a Public Health Nurse with the Victorian Department of Health, I took on the responsibility of revising and reformatting digital health information materials and website content for critical diseases like Whooping Cough, Legionnaires Disease, and Invasive Meningococcal Disease. This included creating clinician guidelines and consumer fact sheets, ensuring that healthcare professionals and the public had access to clear and accurate information.

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Government

On a national level, as a contributing working group member of the Invasive Meningococcal Disease CDNA National Guidelines for Public Health Units, I played a crucial role in shaping national guidelines that would impact the health and well-being of communities across Australia. By translating these guidelines into practice, I provided essential advice and support to clinicians and consumers, helping them make informed decisions about their health.

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Indigenous Health

 

As a Quality Improvement Consultant specialising in Aboriginal Medical Services, and with a proven track record in project management, I have consistently demonstrated my ability to expertly guide and prepare remotely-located healthcare organisations to achieve accreditation with success.

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Health Research

My role as a Nurse Researcher with Gold Coast Health allowed me to contribute to important research studies on end-of-life and dementia care. Through my writing and research, I sought to improve healthcare practices and patient outcomes, contributing to advancements in the field.

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Health Consumer Literacy

Having experienced the continuum of care for patients requiring inpatient & community healthcare, I am deeply committed to enhancing patients' knowledge and health literacy. My passion for writing and aspiration to make a positive impact in healthcare make me genuinely dedicated to providing a better service to organizations seeking high-quality and impactful content.

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A Unique Skill Set & Specialised Knowledge

My extensive clinical and governance experience, combined with my passion for professional writing, brings a unique advantage to your endeavours. With a background deeply rooted in clinical governance and quality, I possess the knowledge and insight needed to project manage your quality improvement needs,  help your organisation achieve or maintain accreditation, or provide you compliant content that not only educates but also empowers clients and communities. Our collaboration promises to deliver results leading to better service delivery and health outcomes for your community.

My diverse professional experience has equipped me with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in academic, technical/medical, and health information writing, benefiting my ability to provide a better service to government and healthcare organisations at consumer, clinical and governance levels.

Now, it's just a matter of reaching out

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