Terry Weblemoe

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Paper Coordinator: Medical Terminology Lecturer: Lifespan Development & Communication

Phone: (09) 921 9999 ext 7035

Email: tweblemo@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
Room 416, Level 4
AF Block
90 Akoranga Drive
Northcote
Auckland, 0626


Postal Address:
Terry Weblemoe
School of Interprofessional Health Studies
Faculty of Health & Environmental Science
Akoranga Campus, AF Block – A25 
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1020, New Zealand



Qualifications:

ANS, RN, BA, MA(Anthro), PhD (Ed.) Cand. (Deakin Univ.)

Memberships and Affiliations:

Tertiary Education Union (TEU) – North Campus Rep.
NZ Nursing Organisation (NZNO)
Association of Social Anthropologists in Aotearoa NZ (ASAANZ)
NZ Red Cross Refugee Settlement

Biography:

Terry has been involved with anthropology and various “people skills” since the early 1970s, including sales, customer service, health service training, and research on the quality of healthcare experience for New Zealanders.  Her passion for health and culture led her to receive nursing training, work in hospital reverse isolation, labour and delivery in both the United States and New Zealand, and eventually clinical then academic healthcare education. 

At AUT she has taught anatomy and physiology as well as a variety of social sciences, including anthropology and sociology for occupational therapists and military paramedics, health issues in New Zealand/Aotearoa, cultural safety and the Treaty of Waitangi, lifespan psychology and therapeutic communication for healthcare professionals, as well as clinical and academic skills for nurses and healthcare assistants.  She co-edited the textbook Communication Across the Lifespan in 2012 and is currently pursuing a PhD at Deakin University researching the learning experiences in interpersonal communication with novice nurses.

Teaching Areas:

Terry has been employed at AUT in various roles since 1999.  She is currently a Lecturer in the School of Interprofessional Health Studies, where she is Paper Leader for Medical Terminology as well as a Lecturer in Lifespan Development and Communication, a paper that includes teaching practical therapeutic communication skills to healthcare students.

Research Areas:

Diabetes
Narrative Inquiry
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication

Current Research Projects:

PhD (Education) Candidate.  Narrative Inquiry into the Interpersonal Communication Learning Experiences of Novice Nurses.

Miscommunication study into NZ Health & Disabilities Services Complaints.

Publications:

Haxell, A. & Weblemoe, T. (2014). Miscommunication Kills: A rationale for shared learning.  WHO Transformative Education for Health Professionals Interprofessional Education Case Studies.  http://whoeducationguidelines.org/node/add/case-study 

Shaw, S., Haxell, A., & Weblemoe, T., (Eds.). (2012). Communication across the lifespan. South Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press.  Retrieved from http://www.oup.com.au/

Weblemoe, T. & Samuela, J.S. (2012). Culture. In S. Shaw, A. Haxell, & T. Weblemoe (Eds.), Communication across the lifespan, pp. 158-172. South Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from Http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product 9780195585148.do.

Weblemoe, T. (2012). Death, dying & grief.  In S. Shaw, A. Haxell & T. Weblemoe (Eds.), Communication across the lifespan, pp. 104-110. South Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press.  Retrieved from http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product 780195585148.do.

Gaeta, H. & Weblemoe, T. (2012).  Senior years.  In S. Shaw, A. Haxell, & T. Weblemoe (Eds.), Communication across the lifespan, pp. 89-101. South Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press.  Retrieved from http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product 780195585148.do.

McNeill, H., Paterson, J., Sundborn, G., DeSouza, R., Weblemoe, T., McKinney, C., and Smith, N. (2010). Culture, health and wellbeing. In S. Shaw, & B. Deed (Eds), Health and Environment in Aotearoa/New Zealand (pp 1-3). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Weblemoe, T. (Sept. 2002).  How can occupational therapists help?  Presented at the New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists Conference.  Abstract published in Proceedings of the New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists.  Auckland: Auckland University of Technology.

Weblemoe, T. (Sept 2002). Role strain depression: How can occupational therapists help?  Presented at Auckland at Occupational Therapists Conference.  Abstract published in Proceedings of New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists.  Auckland: Auckland University of Technology.

Weblemoe, T. (Nov. 2002). Model of learning barriers applied to diversity education, presented at Valuing Practice Partnerships (VPP) Conference.  Abstract published in Proceedings for Valuing Practice Partnerships (VPP) Conference. Auckland: Auckland University of Technology.

Weblemoe, T. (Mar. 2002).  Model of learning barriers applied to diversity education, Presented 3/02, London. Proceedings of the Fourth National Conference of the Transcultural Nursing and Healthcare Association in partnership with The Research Centre for Transcultural Studies in Health, Middlesex University and The Foundation of Nursing Studies, 7/02.  Birmingham: University of Central England in Birmingham, pp. 45-55.

Simmons, D., Kirkwood, M., Maxwell, S., Weblemoe, T., Gatland, B.A., Richards, D., (24/9/99). Community networking as a means for identifying people with diabetes in a rural, predominantly bicultural community in New Zealand, N Z Med J, 112(1096):361-3.

Simmons, D., Weblemoe, T., Voyle. J., Pritchard, A., Leakehe, L., Gatland, B., (Nov.1998). ‘Personal barriers to diabetes care: Lessons from a multiethnic community in New Zealand,’ Diabet Med, 15(11):958-964.

Kirkwood, M., Simmons, D., Weblemoe, T., et al., (Nov. 1997). Perceptions of diabetes among rural Kamatua/Kuia, N Z Med J, 110 (10055):415-417.