NSW nurse named as Nurse of the Year award finalist
NSW nurse Shannon Philp has been selected as one of four finalists for the Hesta Nurse of the Year award.
A gynae-oncology nurse practitioner at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Shannon’s work and research has been critical to the development of patient-centred care models for women living with gynaecological cancers.
The success of her work has led to the rollout of similar models to other specialties.
Shannon joins Queensland nurse Professor Raymond Chan, and Victoria’s Nicole Cummins and Simone Sheridan, as finalists for the award.
The Lamp congratulates Shannon on her nomination, and wishes her all the best for this award.
Shannon’s citation for her nomination is as below.
Shannon Philp is recognised for her contribution to nursing education and patient-centred care, particularly for women with gynaecological cancers.
As the first nurse practitioner in gynae-oncology in Australia, Shannon has developed new and innovative models of patient-centred care that have increased access to support and improved the care of women with gynaecological cancers. One of these programs aims to ensure women recover quickly after surgery with minimal complications. As a result of their success, these models have been adopted by other specialties.
Shannon has worked to improve post-surgery recovery for women and provide support on the physical, psychological, emotional and social impacts of the disease, including through sexual intimacy counselling.
Underpinned by research, her patient-centred model of care has led to important changes in practice and demonstrably better outcomes for women. She is dedicated to passing on her skills and knowledge and has published extensively, sharing the outcomes of her work to improve care of women with gynaecological cancer.