Tammy has a rare combination of healthcare experience and insider insights. Her experiences in the healthcare system have spanned industries over 20 years. Her first exposure to healthcare began as a medical transcriptionist in the 1990s shhh… age is only a number, right? A marriage and move to the East coast presented occupational challenges. Without meaningful work, and after hearing a friends stories about nursing in the ER, Tammy enrolled and began her BN at the University of New Brunswick. After graduating in 2006, she continued her studies and specialized in critical care nursing in 2009.
The most impactful lessons did not occur in class or at the bedside. As a result of the relentless bullying, Tammy became a patient and while navigating the benefits and barriers of the medical model coupled with organizational practices, she was left to wonder just what is patient-centred care?
Oh, and did we mention she is smarter than a con artist? True story!