04 Jun 13 edition
Should the recent spate of violence towards nurses in Victoria and other states raise the alarm on national hospital safety? By Aileen Macalintal
Around 4000 nurses came to Melbourne for the ICN 25th Quadrennial Congress.
The government has chosen to take the “responsible course” to delay the return to surplus in order to “support jobs and growth in an uncertain world”. By Amie Larter
06 May 13 edition
Healthcare professionals must actively engage the general population in preventing norovirus outbreaks, says nurse Naomi Cook. By Amie Larter
02 Apr 13 edition
Victorian researchers have made a significant step in understanding how the virus works. By Amie Larter
Nurses and midwives are committed to better staff-patient ratios. By Aileen Macalintal
05 Mar 13 edition
Having nurses take over more doctors' tasks brings efficiency benefits - but also risks. By Amie Larter
Australian groups have launched a campaign to condemn ongoing human rights violations against nurses and other health workers in Bahrain.
A pain-free delivery method for DNA material to be placed in the skin holds great potential for developing countries.
The closure of a child health research unit is the last straw, says a large group of leading health professionals in Queensland. By Aileen Macalintal
Nurses in Western Australia have voted to accept a 14 per cent pay offer over three years, bringing to a halt a month-long campaign over pay and conditions.
01 Jan 13 edition
Letting too many nurses concentrate on narrow areas of practice depletes the number of general duties staff, say critics. But educators argue that medical advances make it necessary. Louis White reports
The George Institute for Global Health and the Heart Foundation are calling for reforms in healthcare to try to reduce the number of repeat heart attacks.
Treatment assistance for men with advanced prostate cancer is now available via an iPhone app.
A joint university research project will examine the success of encouraging patients to have more of a say in their care. Amie Larter reports
A new online course launched by the federal government will give nurses greater understanding of the common mental health issues faced by Australia's 325,000 war veterans, widows and widowers.
The courts can face a real dilemma, legally and ethically, when it comes to patients with a life-threatening eating disorder. By Scott Trueman
18 Dec 12 edition
A palliative care nurse from Perth's Bethesda Hospital is about to attempt the challenge of a lifetime, riding the 4097 km from Sydney to Perth to raise money for the Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia foundation. By AMIE LARTER
Twenty nursing science students from University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) are set to leave for Tanzania to help bring smiles to the faces of orphans this Christmas.
By reducing the possibility of adverse inflammatory responses to blood transfusions, researchers from the University of Adelaide have found a way of improving the process for preterm babies.
More than 70,000 Australian nurses are to be surveyed as part of a national project to discover more about the health and wellbeing of the 270,000-strong workforce.
"Stop passing the buck, Australia's nursing grads need jobs" is the Australian Nursing Federation's new national campaign, aimed at getting employment for graduates.
A range of complementary therapies including kinesiology, massage, reiki, therapeutic touch and reflexology are being offered to palliative care patients in Adelaide to promote comfort and relaxation.
Australia's national skills regulator is casting a close eye over registered training organisations (RTOs) following the rise in concern over training provided for workers in the aged care sector. By AMIE LARTER
A leading continence nurse is heading to Asia to help advance treatment for the disabling condition
There has been a gradual rise in the number of nurse practitioners and midwives in Australia prescribing drugs due to growing recognition of the need to expand this authority to a broader range of professionals.
13 Nov 12 edition
Three nurses from Wynnum Hospital, Brisbane, are the subject of a dispute over interrupted meal breaks.
The NSW government has applied to vary the Crown Employees (Public Service Conditions of Employment) Award in an effort to change the pay and working conditions of public-sector employees.
A project to improve nursing practice and patient outcomes has won the Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) a prestigious national award at the 2012 Project Management Achievement Awards, run by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).