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Educators defend specialisation

Letting too many nurses concentrate on narrow areas of practice depletes the number of general duties staff, say critics. But educators argue that medical advances make it necessary. Louis White reports. As a patient, we are both relieved and fraught ...

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Campaign to fight shortage in RNs

A major shortage of nurses in one of NSW's largest residential centres for people with disabilities is driving a campaign that hopes to get 10,000 signatures. Stockton Centre has about 122 full-time registered nurses positions, with only 60 filled with ...

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Health crisis impacts emergency departments

Patients presenting to Victorian emergency departments may expect greater delays due to the growing number of bed closures. Dr Anthony Cross, president of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM), believes that the closure of over 340 beds across the ...

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Filling the staff gap

With a predicted shortfall of about 100,000 nurses by 2025, many people say one of the main problems is the shortage of graduate positions in the nation's hospitals. By Flynn Murphy In the last issue of Nursing Review we reported ...

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Keeping staff safe

Industry leaders are calling on governments to act on workplace injuries, verbal abuse and violence. Cathy Wever reports With issues to contend with such as injuries from manual handing, aggression and even violence from patients and their families, the workplace ...

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Job cuts add to the crisis

The secretary of the Queensland Nurses Union, Beth Mohle, gives her thoughts on how to avoid shortages predicted in the Health Workforce 2025 report There is no doubt there is a lot affecting nursing and midwifery right now at a ...

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National campaign for graduate jobs

"Stop passing the buck, Australia's nursing grads need jobs" is the Australian Nursing Federation's new national campaign, aimed at getting employment for graduates. The campaign was started to place pressure on the nation's politicians to fund strategies to ensure jobs ...

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Watchdog to examine training groups

Australia's national skills regulator is casting a close eye over registered training organisations (RTOs) following the rise in concern over training provided for workers in the aged care sector. By AMIE LARTER A strategic review of vocational education and training ...

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National campaign to ensure jobs for nursing graduates

“Stop passing the buck, Australia’s nursing grads need jobs” is Australian Nursing Federation’s new national campaign aimed at ensuring jobs for Australia’s graduate nurses. The campaign was started in order to place pressure on Australian politicians to fund strategies to ...

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NSW government targets pay and conditions

The NSW government has applied to vary the Crown Employees (Public Service Conditions of Employment) Award in an effort to change the pay and working conditions of public-sector employees. The move is set to affect thousands of public servants, disability ...

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