Nurse and Midwife Support

Nurse and Midwife Support

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Nurse & Midwife Support (NM Support) is the national, 24/7 support service for nurses, midwives, students, and anyone concerned about the welfare of a nurse, midwife or student. NM Support provides a national telephone and interactive website support service, funded by the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia and operated independently by Turning Point. NM Support offers free, anonymous and confidential support no matter where you are in Australia.
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Claiming CPD Relevance

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Nutrition, procrastination, and making a change

In this podcast, Mark Aitken from Nurse and Midwife Support talks with Dianne Wintle about her research which focused on how nurses’ feelings of stress and anxiety can manifest in their relationship with food.

Dianne Wintle is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with a Master of Health Science (Hons) awarded for her research centred around procrastination, stress and obesity in nurses. Dianne has worked as a dietitian in private practice, in community health, in clinical dietetics and in Aboriginal health. She also lectured in Nutrition and Dietetics at Charles Sturt University from 2008 to 2016. Coming to dietetics later in life, after a varied career, allowed for a different perspective. While still studying it was obvious to her templates are of little use to the individual trying to lose weight. Fat people are not stupid!

Dianne has also written a book titled Procrastinating, stressing, and eating in which she explores our relationship with food and the impact of stress on weight and health in general. Dianne explores the concept of obesity and the link to lack of meal planning. Mark and Dianne discuss the issue of shift work and the impact on diet and obesity.

Dianne’s take-home message from the podcast is:

  1. Plan small meals around real foods that you actually enjoy.
  2. Find ways other than food to relieve stress.
  3. Become someone who doesn’t snack.
  4. Find some pleasurable exercise to get involved with

Click here>> to listen to the podcast

Nurse and Midwife Support have a great Podcast series and I recommend them to you.

Nurse & Midwife Support is here for all nurses and midwives, nursing and midwifery students, employers, educators and concerned family and friends. They provide confidential advice and referral, promote better health for nurses, midwives and students, and safer care for the public. Click here>> to go to their website.