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Keeping staff safe

Industry leaders are calling on governments to act on workplace injuries, verbal abuse and violence. Cathy Wever reports With issues to contend with such as injuries from manual handing, aggression and even violence from patients and their families, the workplace ...

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Recruiting staff vital: Plibersek

With the Australian Nursing Federation polling nurses, midwives and the public on whether the Gillard government is doing enough to address staff shortages, Nursing Review asked the Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek, her thoughts. As a patient, as a carer, ...

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Job cuts add to the crisis

The secretary of the Queensland Nurses Union, Beth Mohle, gives her thoughts on how to avoid shortages predicted in the Health Workforce 2025 report There is no doubt there is a lot affecting nursing and midwifery right now at a ...

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Disability nurses under pressure

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. Disability nurses play a vital role in the community ...

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Desert ride to help Ethiopian mums

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 In what already ...

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Making blood safer for babies

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. The study, performed by researchers from the university's Robinson Institute, looked at ...

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Now nurse, how do you feel?

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. The study will be funded by the Department of Health and Ageing, and ...

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In Brief

Sympathy over nurse's death • The Australian Nursing Federation has expressed its sympathy over the death of UK nurse Jacintha Saldanha. In a statement, Lee Thomas expressed her sympathy and sadness at the tragic death of Saldanha who was part ...

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National campaign for graduate jobs

"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. The campaign was started to place pressure on the nation's politicians to fund strategies to ensure jobs ...

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