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Can working in aged care produce better nurses?

Research by academics at Western Sydney University has found that nursing undergrads who work in aged care while completing their studies are learning valuable skills and enter the profession ahead of their graduate peers. The research surveyed new graduate nurses ...

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We could be Hearoes with new app

In an Australian first, a new app has been developed to help people adjust to life with a cochlear implant. The game-based Hearoes app is a collaboration between audiologists at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) and Brisbane-based app creator ...

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Vic mental health inquiry wraps hearings

Amelia Morris and countless other mentally ill Victorians are waiting to see how the state's royal commission will fix a broken system. Public hearings for the inquiry into mental health care in Victoria wrap up on Friday, following four weeks ...

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On the sauce: Are nurses drinking too much?

Australia is a country that likes a drink. Recently deceased former prime minister Bob Hawke was lauded for his larrikin persona and prowess at the bar. And, like many other countries, our national holidays often centre around getting on the ...

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