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Good healthcare treats mind and body

The links between mental and physical care must be acknowledged and understood to treat the whole patient.  Understanding the integral link between physical and mental health is the first step towards providing positive, holistic care to those in our community. ...

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Empathy heals

The ability to understand what patients are going through is a vital part of providing care. Care and compassion are two essential qualities all nurses need to possess in order to be successful at their jobs. It is not just ...

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When Mum or Dad has cancer

Some straightforward advice for parents with the disease can help them make things just a little more bearable for their young ones. Almost 25,000 children and adolescents are affected by a parent’s cancer diagnosis every year. This is a time ...

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Inside the epidemic

Amanda McClelland, Australian senior emergency health adviser with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, worked in Sierra Leone from July to September. McClelland, who has recently returned to West Africa, gave Nursing Review a rundown on ...

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Where culture meets care

The goal of embedding transcultural nursing within modern practice continues to make steady progress, to the benefit of patients around the world. Australia’s shift towards multiculturalism was signalled with the adoption of a multicultural policy in the 1970s by the ...

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Cause is what counts

Plaintiffs must show a negligent act led to suffering in order to win. In any medical negligence case it is for the patient to prove their accusations on the balance of probabilities. One of the elements of a medical negligence ...

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Strength from a look within

Reflective practice should be a tool for building resilience against racism in nursing and midwifery, attendees at the recent CATSINaM conference were told. Griffith University professor of first peoples health Roianne West delivered the presentation, following recent membership forums at ...

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Healing options

Is electric stimulation therapy a viable alternative when compression therapy is not tolerated? That’s the current focus of a La Trobe University pilot randomised controlled trial investigating whether people with venous disease would tolerate an alternate regimen and, further, would ...

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Fad diets are beyond the Paleo

Quick fixes and gimmicks are no safe way to weight loss and nutrition in the long term; learn to help patients steer clear of them. The Lemon Detox Diet, the Clay Diet, the Breatharian Diet, the Atkins Diet, the Wheat ...

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The way to a man’s stomach

There are more overweight or obese men in Australia than women, yet most weight-reduction surgeries are performed on women. A team of researchers hopes to help change that. As the number of bariatric surgeries increases, the numbers of men receiving ...

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