Shawny O'Brien

RN
Tend Linwood Medical Centre
English

Shawny is a registered nurse at Tend Linwood. With special interests in diabetes, wound care, skin health, and minor surgeries,  She aims to address a wide array of health concerns, demonstrating a commitment to holistic and inclusive patient care.

She's passionate about health promotion and preventative care, striving to empower patients with knowledge and tools for self-care at home. Her practice is marked by a commitment to accessibility, ensuring that all patients, regardless of their background, receive comprehensive and empathetic care.

Outside the clinic, Shawny loves the great outdoors that Aotearoa has to offer.

Health promotion is very important to me, as well as giving our patients tools to keep themselves healthy at home.
MEDICAL INTERESTS
Diabetes
Diabetes is a medical condition where your body has trouble regulating the sugar in your blood, which can lead to health problems, and it often requires managing blood sugar levels through diet, exercise, and sometimes medication.
Wound care
Wound care is the process of cleaning, treating, and protecting injuries like cuts and scrapes to help them heal properly and prevent infection.
Eating disorders
Eating disorders are serious mental health conditions that affect how people think about and handle their food and body weight, often leading to unhealthy eating habits, and they may require therapy and medical help to recover.