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It’s still a woman’s world

For men drawn to nursing, following the call means ignoring the many voices insisting they don’t belong; that’s just one reason recruiting more males will require a culture shift.  It won’t come as a surprise to most readers that in ...

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A prescription for future care

It is essential that we expand the role of nurses in the delivery of primary healthcare if we are to meet Australia’s future health needs.  Our healthcare system is under threat. Our ageing population and the way we live are ...

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Save on public health, go green

The benefits of taking action on climate change now exceed the financial and health costs of further delays.  As a member of the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA), the Australian College of Nursing recognises the likely threat of climate change ...

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Violent and getting worse

ANMF calls for better security, new procedures, more support from hospitals in efforts to make workplaces safer.  The amount of violence in the workplace is a dire situation that is not improving, the union for nurses and midwives has said. ...

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Aged care tops the urgent list

Leading nursing experts want to make aged care the profession’s top priority for the year ahead.  Nursing organisations and professionals from around Australia have agreed: aged care will be one of the biggest issues on the agenda in 2014. This ...

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Leadership and the future of nursing

There’s a growing call for nurses to make their voices heard in public life, to stand up for the disadvantaged and for the future of the profession.  Anna Groth is a leader of the future and exactly what Australian nursing ...

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Leadership and the future of nursing

There’s a growing call for nurses to make their voices heard in public life, to stand up for the disadvantaged and for the future of the profession.   "As a profession, it’s up to all of us to think about ...

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Wider prescribing powers approved

Despite opposition from doctors, Australia is now officially on the path to allow a broader range of health professionals to prescribe medicines.  Nursing associations have applauded the health ministers’ approval of the Health Professionals Prescribing Pathway (HPPP), labelling it a ...

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Trials upon re-entry

Officials sound off after regulator requests feedback on refresher courses for nurses and midwives. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board) has called for public consultation on its guidelines for re-entry to practice. In a media statement, the ...

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The health of those who seek asylum – our role

There are many opportunities to provide care to this most vulnerable group.  Asylum seekers are amongst the most vulnerable of the world; displaced, enduring long unknown journeys, often dealing with the effects of trauma, torture and poverty. In addressing these ...

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