04 Jun 13 edition
At a time when birth rates are falling, nurses are at the vanguard of fertility and conception health treatment. By Amie Larter
06 May 13 edition
The time has come for nurses to specialise in specific categories. Should paediatric nursing be one of them? By Louis White
There is a desperate need for nurses in rural areas, but there’s also a great sense of potential for the nurses who do relocate. By Flynn Murphy
02 Apr 13 edition
There are still many obstacles facing the 2030 aim of health equality for indigenous Australians. By Amie Larter
05 Mar 13 edition
Australians are putting on the kilos and this causes problems for pregnant women. But health workers and patients are working on it. Amie Larter reports
01 Jan 13 edition
Practice nurses perform myriad tasks in doctors' surgeries, one of the most important is to communicate with patients. By <<<Flynn>>> <<<Murphy>>>
18 Dec 12 edition
The role of the disability nurse is under threat due to low wages and a poor perception amongst the community coupled with proposed cuts to salary benefits by the NSW government.
13 Nov 12 edition
As resources get stretched to breaking point, nurse practitioners could help solve ED workflow problems. By Louis White
16 Oct 12 edition
A dedicated and inspiring group of nurses walk the streets of Melbourne providing care to an overlooked segment of society, writes Flynn Murphy
Working in remote areas has some disadvantages but one of the big pluses is being a valued member of a community. By Linda Belardi
Most of us take what we do for granted, and sometimes we need to step back and recognise that we make a difference to the lives of the patients we serve.
Perioperative nurse surgeon assistants are a dynamic group of advanced-practice nurses redefining traditional roles. Linda Belardi reports
A registered nurse working as the sole health worker in the small coastal town of Coral Bay has been named Western Australia’s 2012 Nurse of the Year.
Patients in rural and remote areas are experiencing the benefits of health services being delivered or assisted by the internet. By Linda Belardi
04 Sep 12 edition
The hunt is still on to find insurance for homebirth services but a two-year extension on indemnity will give some breathing room, writes Hannah Dahlen
Rather than enticing more nursing students to go to big cities, Karen Francis argues we should ensure access to quality universities in rural areas
The pluses of working in rural areas have been pushed aside by those who concentrate on the negatives, writes Lisa Bourke
Supporters of breastfeeding are worried that recent research into allergies may interfere with what they say is essential nutrition for young babies. Antonia Maiolo reports
31 Jul 12 edition
Qualified senior nurses overseas have been ordering and administering drugs safely for years and soon their Australian counterparts will be doing the same. By Mardi Chapman
The “rather not know” attitude by people with cancer in Australia poses the greatest risk to surviving the disease, says the Cancer Institute NSW.
Health professionals and the public now have access to a multilingual online library to educate patients on cancer treatment and support.
For a number of reasons, not everyone who needs good end-of-life care is able to receive it, writes Yvonne Luxford
It is commonly assumed that single hospital rooms ensure a good death. Think again, writes Melissa Bloomer
03 Jul 12 edition
A significant period of Canberra’s nursing history is currently being recorded in a new book celebrating 100 years of community and district nursing.
Government inaction and insurance are two roadblocks in the way of private practice midwives, writes Joy Johnston.
Cathy Chapple has been named the Northern Territory’s nurse of the year for her commitment to developing perinatal mental health services.
Poor literacy and numeracy skills can be overlooked in aged care staff but workplace reforms can lead to positive results. Mardi Chapman reports.
05 Jun 12 edition
A landmark report on youth suicide in the Northern Territory calls for better training of nurses in indigenous and mental health to help turn around the alarming statistics, writes Darren Mara.
01 May 12 edition
Working as a psychiatric nurse at a secure adolescent hospital has its dangers but can also be very rewarding professionally. By Flynn Murphy.