Betty Poot

Nurse Practitioner Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health


Teaching in 2017

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Betty is a Nurse Practitioner, Adult Respiratory and Lecturer in Clinical Practice. Betty has worked extensively in medical nursing specialising in respiratory care. Her clinical practice interests include Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (OPD), Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Bronchietasis, Palliative Care in Respiratory Conditions and Chronic Cough.  For her clinical practice Betty works across both primary and secondary care at Hutt Valley District Health Board providing outpatient clinics, ward consults and support and education for staff caring for those with respiratory conditions.

Betty is the Chair of the Respiratory Nurses Section of New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and a member of the Expert Advisory Group for the Asthma Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand.

Betty is passionate about respiratory nursing focusing on improving the health of those with respiratory conditions and advancing nursing practice to improve the quality of care provided to these patients.

Her research interests include COPD, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and measuring outcomes of care.


Levack, W.M.M., Poot, B., Weatherall, M. & Travers, J. (2015). Interventions for sexual dysfunction in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

Poot, B. (2014). Nurse-Led Chronic Clinic: What is the impact on patient waiting times? Kai Tiaki Nursing Research, 5(1), p22-25.

Conference presentations

Poot, B. (February 2015) Cognitive function during exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Presented at the Internal Medicines Society of Australia and New Zealand. Napier, New Zealand.

Poot, B. (2013) Chronic Cough. Presented at Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, New Zealand branch meeting, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Poot, B. (2011) Nurse led cough clinic improves patient wait times. Presented at Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand annual scientific meeting, Perth Australia.