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RN students need better dementia training: care provider

More dementia training is necessary in degree courses for undergraduate RNs, a dementia care leader has argued. General manager of residential services at dementia and aged-care specialist HammondCare, Angela Raguz, said some RN graduates employed in dementia-specific services had received as ...

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Ethics as a lifelong project

An Australian academic has spoken of the importance of nurses being aware of developments that may test nursing ethics – such as the current refugee crisis. Professor Megan-Jane Johnstone, from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin University, said: ...

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The evolution of children’s nursing

Popular terms in children’s nursing now, such as family-centred care and consumer involvement, weren't always so widely accepted. The idea of sharing care with guardians or relatives was once an extremely radical notion. That’s according to Philip Darbyshire, Flinders University and Monash University professor ...

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Home care for heart failure cost-effective: study

A study has looked into the benefits of care delivered in the home versus that offered by a specialist clinic for elderly patients with chronic heart failure. The economic evaluation, conducted by Griffith University and using data from a randomised controlled trial, ...

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Mother’s height linked to pregnancy length

Shorter mothers have genes that increase their chances of giving birth to smaller or prematurely born babies, research has shown. A study of 3485 women and infants from Finland, Denmark and Norway found that every centimetre of extra height increased ...

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Three’s a blessing

A multiple birth brings excitement, anxiety and ultimately happiness to a pediatric hospital in Afghanistan. By Ally Moebus With nervous anticipation, I stood in Dasht-e-Barchi operating theatre. I’d spent most of my nursing career in Australia working at a tertiary ...

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Expert says nurses can help improve antimicrobial use

A report has provided a snapshot of antimicrobial use in Australian hospitals and one expert says nurses can affect future results. National Antimicrobial Prescribing Practice: results of the 2014 National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (NAPS), was released by the Australian Commission on Safety ...

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