Catherine Barrett is a registered nurse with particular expertise in the care of people with gastrostomy tubes. She holds a bachelor's degree in nursing science and certificates in gerontic nursing, advanced management, sexual and reproductive health, and assessment and workplace training. Catherine has been working in aged care since 1982 as a nurse unit manager, an external assessor for the Standards and Accreditation Agency, a veterans' project officer, and a consultant nurse for the National Ageing Research Institute (Australia). Catherine's doctoral studies at the University of Melbourne (Victoria, Australia) are on the subject of practice change to enhance patient-centred care. For nine years, Catherine and her colleagues have dreamed of publishing a book to enhance the quality of life of tube-fed people. The publication of this book represents the realisation of that dream.
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