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PAH Jan Kitchener Living our Values Everyday (LOVE) Award 2024


The aim of this award is to recognise the contributions of a PAH nurse or nursing team whose practice is highly evident of the values of the Professional Practice Model and Person Centred Care showing continuous commitment to making a positive difference in patients’, family and carers’ journey through PAH.


To be eligible the applicant:


  1. List the nurse/team member’s names, work area and position. (Not included in the word count)
  2. Submit a maximum of 350 words; 50 words per PPM value/core component which addresses the following question:
    • Describe how the nurse/nursing team demonstrates the values of the PPM through one or more of the core components below to enable the provision of Person Centred Care.
PPM ValuesCore Components
CaringCare Delivery
CompassionDevelopment and Recognition
RespectShared Governance
ProfessionalismQuality and Safety

Nomination process

Nurses/nursing teams are to be nominated by colleagues. Please nominate by completing the online nomination form below. The Nursing Practice Development Unit (NPDU) is accountable for coordinating this award.


  • Submissions open: Friday, 1 March 2024
  • Submissions close: Thursday, 11 April 2024 (extended)

Decision making governance process

Nominations will be judged by a panel that consists of nursing executive; interprofessional colleague; adjunct/joint appointment and a consumer representative from the PAH Consumer Consultative Committee. Each member will have equal voting rights, although in the event of a conflict of interest (i.e.: nominee is from respective work unit) these rights will be rescinded.

Following review of the applicants, the panel will declare any conflicts of interest prior to the voting process taking place. The panel will utilise a Likert scale from ‘Strongly Agree that Applicant Meets Criteria to Strongly Disagree that Applicants Meet Criteria’ to assist determine the top 5 nominations and recommend a winner of the award. The top 3 nominations and recommended winner will be tabled at the Nursing Executive Committee (NEC). The NEC will make the final decision. The top 3 nominations will be notified and invited to the award presentation for the announcement of the award winner.

Please note: The bursary will be equally shared amongst the recipients where a nursing team is the award winner.

Reward and Recognition

  • $500 bursary sponsored by Scott Kitchener in memory of his mother Jan Kitchener (former Nurse Educator at PAH).
  • A Certificate of Recognition will be presented on International Nurses Day to each nurses/nursing team member.
  • Photo and award details included within the PAH DON Newsletter and PAH Nursing Services Annual Review.


  • Nursing Practice Development Unit
  • Phone: (07) 3176 2780

Nominations have now closed.

Last updated 11 April 2024
Last reviewed 11 April 2024