Dr Simone Inkrot is a heart failure nurse with a long-standing interest in how empathy influences people’s ability to look after themselves.

In 2015 the Waikato District Health Board clinical nurse specialist received a Heart Foundation research grant to undertake a study alongside co-investigator Debbie Chappell on the link between health professional empathy and patient self-care.

In June she leaves the Coromandel, where she works as part of Waikato DHB’s nurse-led integrated heart failure service, to present the findings at the EuroHeartCare congress in Dublin.

Read the full story in the Nursing Review.