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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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Dementia disease burden outstrips trial activity

A review has found there is far less clinical trial activity related to dementia than researchers expected, given the condition’s growing prevalence and national disease burden. The analysis, carried out by researchers at the National Health and Medical Research Council ...

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