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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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Do nurses really understand pain?

Research has found that pain care for hospitalised patients over 65 years old is assessment driven and lacks sufficient patient input. The research found that pain care was hampered due to the lack of appropriate and meaningful pain care provision, ...

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Palliative care nurse blazing a trail to awards

The inaugural Health Minister’s award for nursing trailblazers has been awarded to a Canberra nurse for her work in improving the delivery of palliative care to Australians living in residential aged care. Nikki Johnston, a palliative care nurse practitioner based ...

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