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NSW hospitals performing well: patient survey

A survey of NSW hospital patients has found that approximately 94 per cent describe their care as “very good” or “good”. The Bureau of Health Information (BHI) surveyed 17,000 people across NSW about their public hospital experiences for the year ...

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What is forensic nursing?

Nursing specialities are increasingly being recognised with individual training programs and diplomas – one such field is forensic nursing. The word forensic brings to mind American procedurals like Law and Order or CSI, but the word forensic simply means ‘related to law’. The roots ...

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GP nurses could lead the way on anxiety diagnosis

The discussion about the mental health of our older population is slowly coming to prominence yet the scale of the issue is not fully understood. Approximately half of all aged care residents exhibit symptoms consistent with depression, but these stats are likely ...

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