04 Oct 11 edition
A lack of clinical placements delays graduation for up to 150 UWS students, reports Annabel McGilvray.
Final year students rally over cuts to Tasmania's graduate nurse intake, Linda Belardi reports.
Parents should not be given the choice to vaccinate their child, Professor Ian Frazer tells a Sydney audience. By Linda Belardi.
Nursing dean calls on the profession to break its policy silence, writes Linda Belardi.
Southern Health management withdraws request to meet with employee over evidence given to a parliamentary inquiry on security and violence.
Government announces first strategic review of health and medical research in a decade.
Australian study to investigate the impact of nurses practitioners in Eds.
Diabetes Australia calls for more sensitive discussion of the condition
Report finds one in three prisoners have experienced mental illness.
Proposals to remove midwifery qualifications for child and family health nurses have attracted widespread criticism. Linda Belardi reports.
September 2011 - Breaking News
Doctors say proposed legislation to legalise euthanasia offers no protection for patients.
Australian researchers have identified a link between proximity to treatment centres and cancer survival for rural dwellers.
The Deloitte research also found patients treated at home were more satisfied and had shorter hospital stays.
Legislation to create the National Health Performance Authority has passed the Senate but the new watchdog will be reviewed in a year.
Regular bowel cancer screenings should be a critical part of diabetes management, according to new research.
Health groups have praised Gillard’s commitment to tackle chronic disease in the Pacific Island nations.
Next year’s roll out of individual electronic health records could be stalled by an opt-in system, doctors have warned.
Armed security officers in emergency departments could incite not minimise risk of violence, parliamentary inquiry told.
06 Sep 11 edition
Students continue to raise concerns over the quality of clinical placements.
Nurses raise the issue of wages and quality training in aged care with federal minister for ageing during recent public forum, reports Darragh O Keeffe and Natasha Egan.
The idea that pregnant Aboriginal women be placed on a banned alcohol register should be considered, Professor Marcia Langton told a Darwin audience.
Reader responses to comment piece by Brisbane clinical manager, ‘Student nurse practical education,’ in July issue of Nursing Review.
August 2011 - Breaking News
NSW Health Minister says health restructure will improve local decision-making.
Nurses avoid reporting frequent workplace violence to police, parliamentary inquiry told.
NSW researchers have confirmed that obesity is in part a brain disorder and psychological counselling may also be needed to tackle the disease.
Women have been overlooked in suicide prevention programs, despite higher rates of attempted suicide, says advocacy group.
Up to 60 per cent of heart disease patients do not take their medication dramatically increasing their risk of another heart attack, new research shows.
Declining use of HRT has contributed to a drop in mammogram checks for breast cancer, study shows.