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Palliative care standards open for feedback

Peak body calls for comment to help shape new, streamlined set of guidelines for best practice.  Australia’s peak organisation for palliative care is calling for interested parties to provide feedback on the revised national draft standards. Palliative Care Australia, which ...

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Into the fray

Opportunities abound for leadership and reform as new WA chief nurse takes office.  Meet WA’s new chief nurse and midwifery officer, Karen Bradley. An RN with a master’s degree in leadership, Bradley has more than 25 years’ experience within a variety ...

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Future force

Predicted shortages could have a serious effect on healthcare; here, we look at how the profession can continue to attract and retain personnel.  Renee Callender moved three hours’ drive from her rural hometown to study a bachelor of nursing at ...

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State of pay

Salaries and conditions vary greatly by state; as budget conditions look set to get worse, some stakeholders call for more unified bargaining.  When Jane-Marie Smith decided to become a nurse, she knew she wouldn’t be living a life of luxury ...

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Staff turnover costs piling up

The health system needs better retention of nurses or the expense will be crippling.  To ensure a sustainable health system for Australia, workforce planning and reform that target nurse retention are critical, a recent study shows. Published online in early ...

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The ‘person-centred’ approach

Adjunct associate professor Lydia Dennett, chief nurse and midwifery officer for SA Health, looks to the complex challenges of the future with a focus on the individual. Now that we’ve celebrated International Day of the Nurse and Midwife around the ...

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The emotional cost

Caring for others can mean nurses neglect to manage their own feelings. Here’s how to improve your wellbeing.  Graduate nurse Laurie Bickhoff knew her career would be punctuated with emotional distress when she was assigned to care for a patient ...

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Money matters – but how much?

Postgraduate qualifications can lead to more pay and advanced positions for nurses, but many candidates are driven by more personal goals.  Nursing sustains a reputation as one of Australia’s lowest-paid employee categories. Further study can present an array of choices ...

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Skills remix an unpopular fix

Nurses say consultants’ idea to shuffle workforce roles isn’t the answer for overworked staff.  Public hospitals could save up to $430 million a year by making better matches between workers and their work, a new report states. Co-authors Grattan Institute ...

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A model of assimilation

Clinical professor Fiona Stoker, chief nurse and midwifery officer for Tasmania, discusses embedding the infrastructure for simulation-based learning. The Tasmanian health and education sector has made significant investments in simulation equipment and infrastructure over the last five years to support ...

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