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2015 Adams – de Crespigny – Harvey Oration delivered by Dr Daryle Deering

‘The Adams – de Crespigny – Harvey Oration honours the outstanding professional achievements, the contribution to DANA and the distinguished nursing and health care careers of three DANA Life Members: Meredith Adams, Professor Charlotte de Crespigny and Tonina Harvey (AM).

Daryle32The 2015 Oration, A personal perspective on the ‘Many Faces of Addiction” was delivered Dr Daryle Deering.

Dr Daryle Deering was awarded DANA Life membership at the 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Sydney for her significant contribution to DANA and to addiction nursing. She is the first Life Member from New Zealand.
A founding DANA member in New Zealand, Daryle continues to encourage others to join and ensures that DANA has a voice in New Zealand.

Daryle’s work since 1980 has been primarily in community-based services including community alcohol and drug services, opioid substitution treatment, family and youth mental health services. Her career has featured senior management and leadership roles including a period as the Director of Mental Health Nursing for the Canterbury District Health Board from 2000-2007.

Awarded a Master of Health Sciences in 1997 Daryle then received her PhD from the University of Otago in 2007 for a dissertation titled ‘Methadone Maintenance Treatment in New Zealand’. She continues to be actively involved with research and she is currently a Senior Lecturer within the interdisciplinary National Addiction Centre at the University of Otago in Christchurch.

Since 2004 Daryle has led a national nursing reference group, to define addiction nursing and to begin the process of clearly articulating the knowledge, skills and attitudes demonstrated at different levels of practice, from novice nurse to advanced practitioner. This culminated in the development of the Aotearoa / New Zealand Addiction Specialty Nursing Competency Framework* (in collaboration with Matua Raki and DANA). Daryle has also been a member of the DANA Standards Expert Reference Group.

Daryle has also held prominent nursing roles in New Zealand such as Vice President and President of Te Ao Maaramatanga, the New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses. She was also instrumental in collaborating with DANA to bring about the first Mental Health and Addiction Nursing conference, which was held in Auckland in June 2013.

*Available under ‘publications’ on this website

You can read the full oration by clicking on this link and you can also view the accompanying presentation by clicking here.